In order to back up any file, SpiderOak must make an encrypted copy of it which is temporarily held on your hard disk. For example, imagine you have a 10 GB file that you have selected for backup. SpiderOak will make a temporary copy of it, so you will need at least 10 GB of free disk space to accommodate this. SpiderOak will then encrypt the copy and upload it. The temporary copy is retained until our servers notify the program that the transaction has completed. After that, the temporary file will be removed, freeing the 10 GB of disk space that had been used.
Articles in this section
- How to Rename a Device on ONE or Groups
- Bandwidth Limits When Backing Up Data
- Upload Troubleshooting
- Adding a Password to ONE
- Finalizing Explained
- Removing Data From an Account
- Restricting Historical Versions
- Historical Versions Explained
- Deleting Historical Versions
- Can I Restrict the Size of Files That ONE Backs Up?