Glad to report that as of today, April 25th, all instances of our Premium Hosted platform benefit from backups stored via the Tarsnap backup service.
Our previous backup solution consisted of local file system backups of each instance's database contents, persisted to the local file system. This had two shortcomings:
Backups were not hosted off-site (a big no-no! )
Uploaded files in /public/uploads were not backed up
I'm glad to say that both of these shortcomings have now been addressed. Luckily, we have never had to restore a NodeBB instance from back up, thanks to our reliable hosting from DigitalOcean. Hopefully, we'll never have to
I suggest you try it. It has been tested with Gmail, but we haven't been able to test other providers there.
The switch offers no explanation and seems not to do anything.
The switch enables that configuration, but it only applies if an emailer plugin isn't activated.
OK, thanks for the explanation.
I think I will stick to the external SES plugin since, as far as I understand, this whole section is about using SMTP for sending e-mails which requires storing credentials in database. We use IAM roles to grant implicit permissions to use SES on instances that run our Forums - and nodebb-plugin-emailer-ses is able to pick that up.