Hi - we received this email from our hosting co.:
Piotr Bogdan (WordPress Hosting Support Desk)
Oct 11, 8:03 AM MST
we were alerted to high load on one of our shared servers that is hosting http://www.kuracostarica.com site, upon investigation it appears a fair amount of the load was being generated by the Snapshot plugin performing heavy disk writes, presumably performing a backup and writing it to local storage. This has caused some disruption on the server affecting customers hosted on the same node.
Please be aware that while this specific plugin is not on our banned plugin list, as a general rule we don't allow any backup plugins, in particular any plugins that store the backup files locally. For those reasons we have de-activated the plugin and are asking you to refrain from further usage.
We would recommend using backups that we provide through our control panel, which are performed daily and are available for 14 days period. We also have an option to send those backups to your own S3 bucket if you would like to have a copy of them off-site for your own safe keeping. Otherwise if you would like to use a plugin we recommend VaultPress which in our experience works well without stressing the resources on the server.
Please let me know if you have any questions regarding this matter.
We really want to use Snapshot since it works great and we can show our clients the WPMU control panel.
So two issues:
a Beyond the first issue of cpu usage
b Storing offsite - can I get snapshot to store offsite? I imagine so I'll look in the help for this. But I need to know the answer to a first.