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Are Backups Broken?

I see it has been 15 days since I turned on automatic backups, however there still isn’t one backup in the system. How often should I expected backups. Isn’t a backup system that never backs anything up pretty worthless?


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Sorry, but I really was looking into using this feature (and having to re-create my server *uff) - but it’s pointless if it’s this unreliable. Pity.

And over 1 year later this is still an issue. My automatic backups work sometimes 2 times per month and sometimes once per 3 months. It’s pretty much pointless to even consider that you can benefit from automatic backups.

Do yourself a favor and setup your own backup system.

We’ve been working on a lot of development work in the past couple of months and we’ve fallen behind unfortunately on communicating with customers not only about our current roadmap and future development, but also on providing more visibility into how the existing features work. <br> <br>Over the next coming weeks we’ll be working on improving communication so that customers get more information about the events that are being processed, when they fail, and we are also looking into creating an engineering tab which will display all of our current and past development projects so that everyone can see what items we are working on and how priorities and ETAs are shifting in response to items as they come up.