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MongoDB point-in-time recoveries (…or how we saved 600 dollars a month and got a better backup solution)

At Gitter we work hard every day to provide the best chat for communities (have you checked Ping Pong Wars [], while keeping costs low. So when I found that we were paying $600 every month for a basic backup service for our databases instead of Rubik’s cubes and craft beer, I thought there was room for an easy win. Point-in-time recoveries are state of the art when it…