I'm wondering what backup/recovery approach do people use/recommend
when they have an application that has not only a database (mysql in
my case), but uploaded files that are stored in a file system (using
paperclip in my case)?
Also part of the question I guess is how much one should trust the
hosting provider re how it does or doesn't make backups of filesystem/
database, and if you had to how quickly they would be able to do a
restore for you.
Note I'm on http://dreamhost.com/ at the moment by the way, on shared