I know that since version 1.40 Cryptomator can use Dokany (on Windows) as an alternative to WebDAV
I’ve read that Dokany will be the preferred method going forward and that it (apparently) offers better performance than WebDAV
My use case may be rather unusual, let me describe it
I’m running a backup job to a remote (offsite) Windows server which I access via a VPN (LogMeIn Hamachi in my case but that’s irrelevant)
I created my vault directly on a shared folder of the remote server, so I don’t have a local vault. Cryptomator is running on my PC and my vault can be accessed by my backup software as if it were any other network drive
I didn’t know if this setup would work, but fortunately it does. I can backup my files this way and they remain encrypted on the remote server. So far, so good
My VPN connection to the remote server is quite stable but maybe not as stable as a LAN connection
I tested both methods, Dokany and WebDAV. I’m getting better performance (about 10%) and also more resilience to network hiccups from WebDAV than Dokany
So, a couple of questions
Is Dokany’s better performance the same in all cases? Only with local vaults? Both with local and cloud vaults?
Is what I’m seeing logical or expected given my connection?
Is WebDAV better suited than Dokany for my use case?