One thing I learned running my old board is that performing manual backups via Akeeba's web panel was a time-consuming chore. I was also inconsistent with the time of day I ran them.
I'd rather not do that with my new board. Last night, I started a paid subscription to the Pro version of Akeeba Solo and learned how to set up automated backups using a cron job on a test copy of my board.
Going forward, my new board will be automatically backed up every night at midnight, and the files transferred to my Dropbox account.
Thanks to @AndyB for encouraging me to learn about creating cron jobs.
It's easy enough to write a script to do your backups. And rsync is not that hard to learn to use. I use Automator on the Mac and Transmit to pull the files in to my local NAS and also my local computer.
Use sudo crontab -e and set up your cron job to call the script(s) you created to perform the backup.