There are so many storage options out there that it’s very easy not only to store your files, but also to loose track of them. Or worse - to loose them.

That’s why I’ve been looking into options to store my files indefinitely. Long terms. Like for 100 years.

Easier said than done, right?

I’ve stumbled upon Perkeep, a free, open-source software that is tuned to store and search your data, in any format it may be. I played a bit with it and indeed it’s simple and fast, but it’s quite a hassle to upload plenty of files as you have to manually select every file.

There’s a FUSE driver for it, but I failed to set it up on my Mac. And also there are a lot of “I agree” and “this might not work” along the way so I gave up on that one.

Perhaps there are other ways that I am yet to discover.

InterPlanetary File System

I’ve looked a bit into IPFS which seems to be like a bittorrent way to store files. However, it seems to lack authentication so it’s not that easy to set up a private FS with it.

It’s a good option if you have public information, but otherwise it doesn’t seem to do the job.

I do love the distributed-mindset of IPFS, one can even host a static website from it, so it has pretty cool use cases like Filecoin and many others.

I will try to do some more research until I find a working solution.