Backups Daily instead of Weekly
Automatic weekly backups seem a bit far between, daily backups would be better. Especially for droplets holding data.
Yanik Proulx commented
I love every part of DO... except no daily backup, which is why I keep using Linode.
Andy Heathershaw commented
A daily snapshot option would be much more beneficial, even though I have Crashplan backing up my critical data. Crashplan can't restore an entire server from nothing (it needs a base OS installed and configured) therefore in a disaster scenario, recovering to the previous daily snapshot would be a good starting point, then I could use Crashplan to bring it up-to-date.
Drawing comparisons to Linode - they charge 25% of the server price for daily backups and keep 4 slots - the previous daily backup, a 2-7 day old backup, and an 8-14 day old backup. The last slot is a manual backup you can do at any time.
DO reportedly keep 4 weekly backups so if they offered a daily service with 4 slots (last 2 successful daily, last successful weekly, last successful monthly), I don't see this could be any more costly than it is now.
Ben Yanke commented
I don't disagree that daily backups should be available (for a raised price, obviously), but in critical situations like that, you probably ought to have your own backup scripts running things.
Mihai Moale commented
Daily backups are needed as part of a disaster recovery, when data on the droplets is very important.