I’m wondering what you would think of my adding a feature to DONATION that allowed you to do online backups to a secure service on the Internet (specifically Amazon’s S3 service), and restores from there. This would be in addition to the current backup and restore options that go to any drive letter accessible from your PC, e.g. your hard drive, a USB memory key, network drive etc.
This could be used both for your regular backups, and also for an easy way to transfer the database between multiple installs of DONATION for the same organization, e.g. at home and in the organization’s office. This would save carrying backup files on a USB memory key or whatever, or emailing them.
Your files would be password-protected with a password you supply (and have to remember!). I still have to figure out how to associate the files uniquely with each organization, since the organization name alone isn’t unique. (I have a lot of churches named “First Baptist Church”, for instance!) Any ideas on that problem?
Does this seem like a useful addition to DONATION overall? Would you use it? (Please respond on the blog, so others can comment on your comments as well, unless of course you have a comment that you want to be private only to me.)