In a bid to backup information securely to online backup providers such as DropBox, I’m currently evaluating the setup of Cryptomator.
To ensure an optimal deployment, it would be valuable to have guidance on its configuration. The lay of of the land is as follows;
- Windows 10 and Linux (Ubuntu derivatives) devices as well as mobile devices Android and iOS.
- Data stored locally and externally i.e. hard drives.
- Total collection of data exceeds 5TB and is an amalgamation of small (10KB), medium (1MB) and large files(1GB to 1TB). These vary from documents such as PDFs, design files to media files photos, videos. These also include archives such as zip and 7zip including ISOs and executables.
- The directories and files have both short and long names.
- The directories and files have varying permissions.
The primary focus is to backup data from local and external drives on PCs and laptops. The next phase is to migrate data from Android and iOS.
- Performance - The ability to encrypt the files and commit them should be performant.
- Integrity - The integrity of the files should be maintained i.e. file corruption to be avoided, retaining file permissions and the like.
- Availability - The data should be accessible from any device.
- What is the recommended Crytomator configuration?
- Are there any prerequisites? If yes, what are these and what needs to be considered?
- What limitations should be considered?
- Any other suggestions or things to look out for?
- Are there any costs? My understanding is that the Crytomator application needs to be purchased for Android and iOS. Is this a single license for each device? Can multiple be purchased? If yes, is there volume licensing? Is there a commercial support model for the paid version?