Hang on ohmy I'm not actually storing any of my backups off-site! I've got about 6 external harddrives full of backups all lined up on a shelf. Not too bright...
Darwin, if I may share an easy solution to your dilemma. Please be patient as I fumble for the right words, but this is what I do: I leave an external hard drive laying on the nightstand in my
computer room. Whenever I
...umm...share my love of computing with a computer geekess, they always ask about it when they see it for the first time (women have an insatiable curiosity). I give them my canned response 'it contains very sensitive material that could seriously damage my career, and so I keep it on my nightstand where I can see it at all times.' Now, as well as being insatiably curious, they love a challenge. The next morning, I
break up with her
terminate our mutually beneficial platonic friendship as I leave, and ask her to lock up before she goes. At that point, she's mad as hell and that external hard drive represents everything a woman could want for revenge purposes, so she takes it with her. To date, I have 6 external drives spread out across Canada, 5 in the US, and 1 in Mexico (I think. Is Tijuana in Mexico? Anybody?). All contain redundant backups using BLOWFISH encryption, and all are safely offsite as we speak. You're probably asking how I intend to get any of them back? See, that's the beauty of it: I don't know yet, but I have plenty of time to think of a way in the meantime. Like my mom used to always say: 'Einstein didn't come up with Relativity overnight. He slept on it first.'
(To any youngsters reading this: please do not try this at home. Timing is everything. I once shared this technique with a really close friend. Unfortunately, during the break-up phase, he lingered a little too long afterward. He...he was struck in the head by his own external hard drive. Poor
guy hasn't been the same since.)