Hi I’m planning to use Google Drive to back up a large backup of independent files and folders (~1TB).
What are some considerations to make whether to have this backup either in a single large vault or in several smaller vaults?
Some considerations I’ve thought of so far (Let me know if these are unfounded):
On-Demand files to Save Space
- Some cloud services download on-demand to save space on my local machine.
- However, for Cryptomator to decrypt the filenames to allow me to choose which file to open, Cryptomator would need all files to be downloaded. Thus to save local-machine HDD space, it is better to split a large backup into several vaults. (Is this correct?)
Reduce CPU Usage when Decrypting
- Same reason as above - if I know which file I want, having files in separate smaller vaults would be better. If all files were in one big vault, Cryptomator would need to decrypt my entire backup -> higher cpu usage. (Is this correct?)
Encrypted file corruption
- From what I know, each file is encrypted individually. So a corruption of one file (in its encrypted or decrypted state) should not affect other files in the vault. (Is this correct?)
Does Cryptomator cache filenames and the map to the encrypted file before downloading and decrypting the actual files?
If so, a user would be able to browse his/her files without downloading & decrypting all files.