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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.

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    Louis MatthijssenLouis Matthijssen shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Currently we can not control the time that server running the backup, it's quite annoyed because all access to server is rejected while the backup takes quite long time (we need to inform our customers, or run the backup at lowest traffic time)

        It would be great and necessary if we can choose the time (or time range, at least) to run the backup.

      • PaoloPaolo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I can't believe daily backups or variable backups aren't even an option! Digital Ocean is outstanding in every way besides this glaring issue. Makes me wonder how the larger sites on Digital Ocean backup their data.

      • HiHi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please change this week is way too long in rapid changing environment!!!

      • NateNate commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • GauravGaurav commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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

      • Leo WanderslebLeo Wandersleb commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • HawaiiHawaii commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Maybe they need to randomize the schedule , otherwise its too much load on the snap shot system

      • Cloud AdministratorCloud Administrator commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.
        Thank you.

      • HeihachiHeihachi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Nice idea. I also don't like current auto-backup system - once every few days.

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