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troy

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Storage space
« on: August 23, 2010, 01:05:29 AM »
I have been using espionage for several months now and like it more and more. However, today, while adding some new data to my encrypted folder, I got a message stating that there is not enough room to move the file.
I am not sure how the program works behind the scene but thought that this size would increase with the volume placed in the folder. If this is not so, how do I prevent this from recurring as I continue to add large files to my folder,
on the order of GB? I saw that there was a terminal solution but I really do not want to go down that pathway to expand the size of my "Vault". There is little in the documentation that addresses files that will be increasing in size over time so maybe you can post something for
users to refer to concerning how one goes about setting up the disk size initially, how big is big enough, and what to do in the event that you run out of space. I have maybe 25GB in this folder now, but could have 50-100 GB a year from now and maybe 200GB two years from now.
Please advise so I get it right this time. Keep up the good work.
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Re: Storage space
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2010, 10:23:12 PM »
Hey Troy,

Thanks for your message, I'll try my best to explain what's going on here.

Espionage uses disk images under the hood to store the encrypted contents of the folder. Disk images rely on a technology that requires that they have a specific capacity set ahead of time, when they are created.

They can grow in size, but only up to the capacity that was specified. So for example, you could create a disk image that contained absolutely nothing in it, and had a capacity of 10GB, and it would be about 50MB in size initially, and then as you added stuff to it, it would increase in space (on the hard drive), up to 10GB. Once that limit is hit, the disk image must be "resized" so that it can support a larger amount of data.

It is near the top of our priority to make this easy to do, but for now you have two options:

  • The directions you saw, which are actually pretty simple even though they seem daunting (give them a shot).
  • You can alternatively restore the folder and then re-encrypt it, and that will increase its capacity ten-fold, but this takes a while.

If I can answer any other questions don't hesitate to reply!
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