I have been with Dreamhost for some years now. I used to do a lot of web hosting with them but for at least 2 years now I have not really done any work in that area.
Currently my only major use of Dreamhost is for email, and for that I love using pine.
This week I screwed up and deleted a directory of mail. I have now found out that dreamhost no longer offer .snapshot file backups, and the only backups offered are of live managed domains.
Not a problem I thought. I only have a small amount of mail, so I could script a daily tar’ing of my mail, delete the .tar after two days, so be runing my own backups. After playing around it seems that all new mail is stored on the imap server, and that is not backed up either.
To be blunt it seems that if I want to keep using ssh & pine, I have to accept that I am paying a monthly fee for mail that is not going to be backed up. And I can no longer use unix tools on my Mail dir
Is anyone else in this situation or is there a way to back things up on dreamhost that I am missing?