I just tried out the Domain Restore feature mentioned above.
After hitting restore Panel informed me in a nice big friendly green message:
Your domain restore for sxi.sabrextreme.com has been scheduled! The completed time varies on how big your backup is, but we will notify you once it is done!
The Happy DreamHost Domain Restoring Robot![/quote]
“Success!”. Happy Robot!
And the email notification afterwards:
Unfortunately we were unable to process your domain restore for
sxi.sabrextreme.com as there were no available backups!
We are very sorry about this! Howevvvvver… we actually make no
guarantees about availability of backups, and highly recommend you
always keep your own copies of all important data. Please follow the
link below for instructions with this:
The Unhappy Dreamhost Domain Restore Robot![/quote]
“Unfortunately”. “No available backups!” Unhappy Robot.
The majority of the content is an excuse followed by details on how to backup a website manually.
If I was restoring because my site is currently buggered then there is no logical reason for me to perform a manual backup at this stage. Granted, it’s good advice - but it was given far, far too late to be of any actual use other than educational purposes. And where, pray tell, did they “highly recommend” that I do my own backups anyway? Not during the signup process. Definitely not in the marketing spiel which states via a nice big friendly green “Yes” that they do backup data. This email might very well be the first time I even knew they highly recommended anything.
They could make “nothing” as sophisticated as they like. It’ll still be “nothing”.