And we cannot lie, but when we were trying to give people restore files over 1 GB, we ran into an obscure bug in our systems stack. No longer! Now you can download your restore files to your heart’s content.
Long-term, however, I think having to download your restore files sucks. Why? Because to actually restore it you’d have to upload it all back someplace again. For a few megs, not a big deal, but what about when your site is 20GB? It could take weeks!
We have two things on the roadmap to address this. The first, and most important, is server-to-server restores. That means instead of you being in the middle, you give us a SFTP login and destination for your account and our high-speed servers talk directly to your high-speed servers and do in minutes what would take you hours or days. This is a high priority for us.
The second, to get around the archival problem, is allowing people to subscribe to get their backups on physical media, like a Blu-ray disk shipped to their office, or a USB stick. I love things that mirror the digital world to the physical so this will be a fun project, but more in track for next year.