As startups keeping cost low is a high priority but taking chances with your production code is also not possible. Usually one has to depend on the backup services provided by the hosting provider, which may not always keep your pockets happy. The minimum value plans are just not pragmatic for sites in development stage with very little disk utilization.
SnatchCode is a startup that addresses this problem of site backup. Targeted towards SMEs, SnatchCode is a 1-click free backup solution. One needs to provide their FTP details and the system takes care of the rest.
The service is free for under 1GB of data. For upto 7GB data there is a monthly fee of $7 and this plan comes with a one click restore option that replaces your current messed up files with the last backed up version. The service also offers MySQL DB backup.
Though the service looks neat and useful as well but adaption will have a friction from security point of view. Backup service from hosting provider has the credibility of being on the same premise but not in this case. Also opening FTP port for universal access may not be a good idea.
Do let us know what you think of SnatchCode. Can ‘free’ be a value proposition in business critical solution?
[Naman is a startup enthusiast and has worked with couple of Indian startups as Product Manager. He is the founder of FindYogi]