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renter:using_the_ui_for_renting [2017/08/19 01:29]
aerrejon Added backups of metadata
renter:using_the_ui_for_renting [2017/10/29 22:49]
aerrejon [Creating the allowance]
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   * 3.9% of the allowance and 3.9% of the collateral locked by the hosts. Hosts setup their collateral usually higher than the storage pricing. As the renter pays the fees of the collateral if the host keeps the expected 97% uptime, the total deducted fees will be around a 10% of the allowance. These fees are paid to [[wallet:siafund|Siafunds]] holders.   * 3.9% of the allowance and 3.9% of the collateral locked by the hosts. Hosts setup their collateral usually higher than the storage pricing. As the renter pays the fees of the collateral if the host keeps the expected 97% uptime, the total deducted fees will be around a 10% of the allowance. These fees are paid to [[wallet:siafund|Siafunds]] holders.
  
-  * Hosts stablish a minimal contract size, usually 2-5SC. As contracts are formed with 50 hosts, about 100-250SC will be deducted from the allowance. These funds, however, will be used for paying the first files uploaded to the hosts.+  * Hosts stablish a minimal contract size, usually 2-5SC. As contracts are formed with 50 hosts, about 100-250SC will be deducted from the allowance.
  
 After accepting the allowance, a process of forming contracts with 50 hosts will start, taking approximately one hour (See Figure).  After accepting the allowance, a process of forming contracts with 50 hosts will start, taking approximately one hour (See Figure). 
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 ===== Uploading files ===== ===== Uploading files =====
  
-After the 50 contracts are formed, the user can upload files using the UI interface buttons or drag-and-dropping the files. Sia accepts folder hierarchy for the uploads. For a large number of small files, it is recommended to upload a compressed file instead. +After the 50 contracts are formed, the user can upload files using the UI interface buttons or drag-and-dropping the files. Sia accepts folder hierarchy for the uploads. Sia works splitting files in chunks of 40MB (as of September 2017), so files smaller than that size will be treated as 40MB files. For that reason, for uploading a large number of small files, it is recommended to upload a compressed file instead, in order to maximize the allowance use and improve the performance of the Client
  
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 ===== Keeping a backup of the metadata ===== ===== Keeping a backup of the metadata =====
  
-In the case of a crash of the renter's computer, the recovery seed is currently not enough for recovering the uploaded files. The metadata included in the folder ''renter'', ''transactionpool'' and ''wallet'' is essential for this process. For this reason, good practices include very frequent backups of these folders (as well as the Sia installation, for convenience) and having these folders in a disk with RAID redundancy. They can be found in the following locations:+In the case of a crash of the renter's computer, the recovery seed is currently not enough for recovering the uploaded files. The metadata included in the folders ''renter'', ''transactionpool'' and ''wallet'' is essential for this process. For this reason, good practices include very frequent backups of these folders (as well as the Sia installation, for convenience) and having these folders on a disk with RAID or other redundancy. They can be found in the following locations:
  
 ^ Operating system  ^ Sia data directory                                   ^ ^ Operating system  ^ Sia data directory                                   ^
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