Backup And Sync Confidential Files

Diode Drive can be used to keep an offsite backup of your files up to date at all times, no matter where you are in the world, without storing your files in the cloud. If anything should happen to your computer, your files will be safe, and all the while secure.

The way this works is by adding a second device to your Zone - the second device keeps a mirror of all the files stored in your Zone. This second device can be another computer, a server, or a small device like a Raspberry Pi.

In this example, we'll add a Raspberry Pi device to our Zone to act as an always-on, anywhere, 256bit E2E encrypted, backup system.

  1. Setup Diode Drive on your main computer

If you have not already setup Diode Drive, follow the instructions in this article.

After you've completed those steps, you will have Diode Drive installed on your computer with your first Zone.

  1. Setup Diode Drive on a Raspberry Pi

Setup a Raspberry Pi, install Diode Drive for Linux (ARM), plug in a large USB stick to use as the storage device, and start Diode Drive.

  1. Add the Raspberry Pi device to your Zone

Use the Invite mechanism to invite the Raspberry Pi account to your Zone.

Accept the Invite on the Raspberry Pi and configure the Zone to store files on the USB device.

  1. Start syncing!

All files will now be synchronized automatically to the Raspberry Pi or other computer. As a bonus, when your computer is offline, the Raspberry Pi will be able to serve Shares and other Zone APIs on behalf of your computer.

If you would like to view a demonstration of how syncing files appears in Diode Drive, please observe the video below:

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