So I had another crazy idea. We have a specific case where we are sharing large quantities of files across multiple sites globally and are considering setting up some sites to act effectively as relays by having them share some folders that they otherwise wouldn’t need access to. (This is not a true “relay”, but for this purpose, it works by making parts available on the other site.)
These shares have lots of duplication among the folder and therefore would benefit quite substantially from deduplication. I’m curious what you guys think of, and whether it’s been discussed whether encrypted remote sites (that don’t need to have files complete and readable) could be “deduplicated” from the perspective that they just need to make sure they have encrypted copies of all the blocks, but don’t actually need to have the complete files (because they are not useful until decrypted, at which point they could be reassembled.
Anyway, it was just a thought. I fully expect this idea to get shot down hard… I think the change is probably too substantial to the framework of the encrypted folder and would probably break the offline decryption process completely (or make that impossible.)
Just interested in a bit of discussion if you guys have thought about it before.