Whether you are an IT professional or a computer novice, choosing the right backup system to use at work or home is a difficult, and frankly uninspiring use of time, and one which almost always results in making undesirable compromises. There always seem to be far too many options and the good solutions come with a price tag that almost matches the cost of the system they were designed to support. A good backup system should satisfy, at least, the following requirements:
It should be affordable.
Operation should be reasonably well automated.
It should be easy to restore to one of several points in time.
There should be some redundancy.
It should be simple to store some backups offsite.
Media should be encrypted for security.