disclaimer: this is a very early development version with no peer review
a clandestine distributed backup system for Tails
This project's objective is to help people in oppressive surveillance states ensure the confidentiality and integrity of their data. A Tahoe-LAFS backup system can have interesting political implications such as powerful operational security tactics to ensure confidentiality of data while traveling internationally in the most hostile environments where one could be subject to search and seizure. Tools that enable these highly effective operational security tactics need to made easier to use so that everyone can use them.
The two highest priorities of this project are that of usuability and security. Tahoe-LAFS is not widely used by novice computer users because of the useability issues. Tails (The amnesiac incognito live system) is now a well known Linux "live" distribution with a reputation for making powerful cryptographic/security/anonymity software easy to use. A Tails integrated backup system using Tahoe-LAFS must be easy to use in order for it to receive widspread adoption and to be consistent with the desires of the Tails development roadmap.
This is a prototype backup system designed for Tails... but it will work just fine for non-Tails systems. It can be used to backup and restore your Tails Persistent volume to a Tahoe-LAFS onion grid. There are several ways to integrate Tahoe-LAFS and Tails; this. is. just. one. way. to. do. it.