Although we’ve already taken a number of steps to limit our dependence on any given piece of infrastructure—which is why we were able to avoid going down completely in the way services like Trello did—we’re still undergoing an architectural review of our Amazon dependencies to design and prepare for mitigation of such infrastructural issues in the future. In the meantime, there are already a few options you might consider with regard to automated backups:
You can currently download a CSV of the records in any view in Airtable. If you’d like to have a regular backup, I’d recommend creating a “backup” view for each table with no hidden fields or filters, so that you can easily export every record in that table on a regular basis. The ability to export a full base is also on our roadmap.
You can also use the Airtable API to schedule automatic backups at the time interval of your choice.