So here’s everything I don’t understand.
1.) If for example I only have 50GB of capacity on one device, but 1TB on another… If I put the full TB of data into cryptomator folder and it syncs to my cloud, will that TB of data now be causing disk full errors on the linked device with only 50GB? I don’t understand how if you need to have data natively, it won’t automatically become native on all linked vaults.
2.) I use pCloud and have my folder set in there, so anything in cryptomator folder is automatically encrypted and backed into the cloud. But I want to backup more things into pCloud than my desktop mas physical memory for. I’d like to just leave encrypted items in my pCloud so i can delete them on my desktop, but it appears I cannot do this with cryptomator. How can I just leave things in my cloud without HAVING to have them in a physical drive?
3.) Is it possible to set my unencrypted vault in an external drive so I can store larger amounts than my desktop natively possesses? I don’t see the ability to select where the unencrypted vault goes, only the encrypted one, in the desktop app.
4.) Also, if my native drive gets corrupted or fails and the files are backed up and encrypted on the cloud, how do I recover that vault? In Linux, if i want to add an existing vault I must choose a vault.cryptomator file but if my drive is dead then that file is no long available.
5.) In my chosen vault location folder, I see the vault.cryptomator as well as the masterkey.cryptomator files which i cannot access, but there are .bkup files of the same name which i can open and I assume the codes inside are the encryption passwords. why allow me or anyone else to open these files and provide the backup that’s readable? doesn’t seem very safe. If i need to backup these files in order to get access to my vaults should a drive die, then whatever drives hold these decrypted texts are compromised?
Thanks for your help!!