Just a couple of general questions really on backup.
I have followed this great blog
Is it necessary to do this or is there any in built mechanism to back up the data automatically without resorting to the console for manual backups everyday? (even if it was on paid plan?)
If you follow the blog post this will put the backup archive into the Files section of the app. However am I correct in thinking that for a proper fail safe backup a developer will still need to go and manually download this archive every day? Or can I be confident that this archive will remain safe in the file section of the app even if the app gets unexpectedly deleted / has a catastrophic crash or a server crashes etc etc. If not, is it possible to add code to the blog so that the archive gets automatically emailed to the developer for safe keeping or some other fail safe system?
p.s I love these Christmas decorations on the forum
OK that is good to know. The apps which I would like be to backed up daily would all be on a paid plan so that is great. Can I access the backups or are they stored internally on your systems? I just feel better when I can see and test the backups now and then!
No, you cannot access the backups we perform, they are within the server-side infrastructure and are not accessible via API or console.
You’re welcome to perform your own backups and download them for offsite storage.
If you need to restore an app from the backup, please contact support (via this forum) and specify your application ID. We will work with you to identify the backup you need to be restored. The nature of the backup/restore process is that we cannot restore a specific data table, instead, the entire application is restored as of the time when the backup was made. On average the process takes about 3 hours. The associated cost is $150 at this time (may change in the future).