So, I really need to start backing up my files because I have a lot of stuff on my computer right now that I cannot bear to lose. I have no problem picking up an extra hard drive or installing it (either external or internal), but I want good reliable software that will back up my files automatically with versioning that will offer me some kind of protection against ransomware. I’m not overly worried about ransomware in the sense that I’m a shitty target for people who actually want money, but on the off-chance I’m afflicted with this particular scourge, I want to know that I can recover most of my less recent work. It’s not clear to me how any file backup system can actually offer anti-ransomware protection, because any physical media is going to be susceptible to being encrypted, versioning or not.
So do I need to have a manual backup schedule with an air gap? What are my options here? While it is my ambition to be the kind of person who can write scripts for their computer and have daemons scurrying around doing my bidding, I am not one of those people. This does need to be some minimum level of easy.