OK, read this before you install! It’s great, but they have to fix this, or a noob like myself might walk away thinking that his or her backup was completed, when actually it’s not. I’m talking about the bottom, when you’ve entered everything. Now you have a choice to click “Save Changes” or “Save Changes and Backup Now”. Well, I clicked “Save Changes and Backup Now” and I got a little bubble that read “Settings Saved”. I thought, wow, that was fast. So I went into my newly created AWS console (more on this in a sec), and checked. The bucket (AWS’ fancy term for a file) was there, but it was empty!
At this point, a first-time user could easily walk away, thinking that his or her backup was complete. Why not? WP Plugins are usually so reliable, and often lightning-fast, right? So, if you clicked “Save Changes and Backup Now” and after a sec or two it says “Settings Saved”, then why not proceed as thought the backup were complete?
I consider this to be a major bug.
It was no big deal for me: I simply clicked “Save Changes and Backup Now” again and then the actual backup was done. But you get my point, right?
I think it’s probably a simple fix. My guess is that the “Save Changes and Backup Now” button was actually functioning like the “Save Changes” button.
Anyway, otherwise I thought it was super easy. Not so in love with the Amazon S3, though. I mean, thanks for making it free and all, but make it truly free. As in: no credit card information necessary. Why not send an automatic email saying: “We noticed that you’re using 75% of your maximum free storage. Enter your credit card information now to ensure smooth continuity when you reach and pass the max. As a reminder, here’s the pricing schedule.”
Eventually someone will come along–probably already have–and set up a cloud storage system that is government-proof: no warrants, redundancies across mulitple jurisdictions, even anonymity. But for now, Amazon will have to work.