As the title says. Got a server with 1tb worth of space. I currently have a freenas server running at home and i’d like to backup some of the important stuff to this new server. Before i do that i want to make sure the server is completely secure before i start putting personal stuff on it.
I’ve successfully setup rsync to use ssh in freenas to dump data onto the server. When generating the key for the freenas user i set the passphrase as empty which i’m guessing is not a big deal since the key won’t be moving anywhere.
I’ve disabled root. I thought about setting up authentication keys instead of using passwords to login but i’m scared that if i loose the key i’ll be fucked, is it a big deal if i dont do this?
Should I also setup fail2ban or am i just being paranoid?
Is there anything else i need to do and make sure is set before i start transferring stuff?