Continuing the discussion from Hot off the presses, automated backup support!:
I’m in a post-restore world After testing the restore process from a fresh instance, Backup file not downloaded with .tar.gz extension
I just have to admit that I actually have more faith on discourse.org than my hosting company.
So I have imagined a new feature that could be helpful for a lot of us :
Is it possible to automate an hourly backup, only if something has changed on the precious content (new upload, new message, option changed, etc, etc) ?
I don’t know if it is hard to do, but if this feature is possible, I could migrate my instance to the very cheap ($2,5/month) but insecure (no sla) offer by runabove/OVH : Runabove (OVH Experiment) vs Digital Ocean .
To me, hourly backup is the only thing missing to make the jump : I could easily take the risk to loose one lifetime hour in exchange of very cheap hosting. I just need a strong and fast restore process, and discourse/docker install is very fast.
That could be a big bump in discourse.org popularity.
What do you think of this proposal ? Perhaps hard to implement, I don’t know.
Many thanks !