Question: When will “Download Your StackExchange Database” be available? (for the StackExchange software used to run this SQLA website)
Answer: "This is planned for beta 7, which will come out sometime around the end of January or early February." - http://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/3641/when-will-download-your-stackexchange-database-be-available
Here's the reason this is important: http://sqlanywhere-forum.sap.com/questions/109/what-is-the-backup-and-recovery-strategy-for-sqla
Here are the implications: When this happens, I'm going to start heavily promoting SQLA... even though both StackExchange and SQLA will still be in "beta" for some time after that, it will be (IMO) safe to use.
Like Google Mail was safe to use even though it was in beta for years.
Please be sure to let the community as well as us Sybase folks know when there is a backup solution in place.
answered 28 Jan '10, 15:30