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Author Topic: LastPass users: do you backup?  (Read 2957 times)


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LastPass users: do you backup?
« on: July 31, 2012, 03:42 AM »
I got a nice fright this morning when I couldnt log on to my email via lastpass.
I opened the lastpass "Vault" and it was empty, not a single site or password... you can imagine the feelings of dread -and the thought- oh-my-god-I've-got-no-backup.
Luckily it all reappeared on restarting Firefox, but it got me writing this.

The default backup is to a csv file - it makes me nervous to have all that info in one text file.
So, I'm wondering what you all do -

  • how do you backup?
  • how do you secure the backup?

According to this LastPass help page (#3 there), I can export to a 'LastPass Encrypted File' which "You can then import ... into LastPass Pocket".
I cant find any info on their website about LastPass Pocket. I know it's the portable version which I dont want to use anyway so I presume the "LastPass Encrypted File" is useless to me ?

I guess I could copy it all into fsekrit and give it the same password as LastPass itself. Even copying it could be dodgy if you use a clipboard manager (can be disabled of course).

Still curious though how you experts deal with it ;)

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Re: LastPass users: do you backup?
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2012, 04:49 AM »

This is listed as a link in the Help file contents.

What is wrong with a CSV file? If you want to secure it just compress it to a RAR file with a password.

PS: The only option I can see in LastPass for Importing is the CSV file - so the encrypted pocket file probably wouldn't be much use (except I suppose you could export from Pocket to CSV if you need to).
« Last Edit: July 31, 2012, 04:55 AM by Carol Haynes »


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Re: LastPass users: do you backup?
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2012, 06:22 AM »
LastPass users: do you backup?
Yes, but not my Vault. I'm positive the cloud has enough redundancy.