Choose your own backup interval
At the moment automatic backups are taken 'every few days' (I can't find how many days exactly, but I know it's way too many).
I was having the following idea:
- Users pay 1$ per month to enable automatic backups
- Depending on their plan, they have a few slots available (you'll unlock additional slots by upgrading to a better plan)
- You can choose your own interval (twice a day, once a day, once a week)
- If you run out of slots, the oldest backup will be destroyed automatically to make space for a new backup
This way everyone can choose their own interval but everyone will get and pay the same.
This is just a request to add some info on what will happen when someone starts the auto backup service.
If it affects instance performance it would be nice to know at what time they run.
Do your systems automatically choose the most idle time?
Thanks for a great product!
I would love daily backups. Or do it like Linode. 4 slots. 1 daily, 2-7 days, 8-14 days and a slot we can choose the backup whenewer we want it to be backed up.
Daily backups Please, we all love digital ocean a lot and don't want that just due to this small backups this we have to move to others
Daily backups please, don't mind paying extra for the space.
Leo Wandersleb commented
I consider the current backup mechanism to be broken and bet it has high priority because it simply is no backup if it at times goes 10 days without backup although it presumably charges me extra for backups. When I complained about that, they told me, they would actually not charge me anyway, so yeah, they know this for sure.
Maybe they need to randomize the schedule , otherwise its too much load on the snap shot system
Cloud Administrator commented
The current auto-backup scheme defeat the purpose to have peace-of-mind that your servers will always backed up with the necessary frequencies. We are not even sure whether our data is securely backed up or not in case a disaster occured :(
Please DO put this feature available asap.
Nice idea. I also don't like current auto-backup system - once every few days.