Vanderplanki helps you keep your most important files for the long term - completely self-sufficient and under your own control. To do this, Vanderplanki uses your own hard drives and your own cloud storage.
Vanderplanki stores its archives on external media, in the network or in the cloud in such a way that their contents cannot be read by third parties (zero knowledge encryption). Not even by us, the manufacturer of Vanderplanki. Vanderplanki uses a very advanced type of the same, which does not allow directory or file names, nor their structure and size distribution to be recognized from the outside without a key.
If a directory is archived multiple times, Vanderplanki internally creates a corresponding number of snapshots of this directory in an extremely space-saving manner. This enables the display of the version history, but also prevents files that were accidentally deleted in the source from disappearing unnoticed in the archive.
Where it makes sense, Vanderplanki compresses file contents. In doing so, Vanderplanki proceeds very intelligently: Files that are e.g. in a frequently used already compressed file format (e.g. ZIP, but also JPEG, DOCX or XLSX) are not compressed again.
If a file appears several times in your archive - e.g. in several directories or in several versions of a directory - then Vanderplanki recognizes this and stores it internally only once. (Don't worry, you'll still see the file in all places.) For nerds: Since deduplication is done at the chunk level (1 chunk = 1 MB), Vanderplanki saves a lot of disk space even if multiple versions of files are stored that only change marginally in some places.
Vanderplanki provides you with extensive tools to access the archive contents. For example, you can browse the archive, open files, or export content from the archive (i.e. copy it back somewhere). Vanderplanki automatically selects which location it uses to access the archive: For example, if a hard drive is plugged in that contains a copy of the archive, Vanderplanki will use it to access it, rather than a copy on cloud storage.
Disks such as hard drives or BluRays have a limited lifespan, and they are not permanently attached or mounted, but are stored elsewhere, possibly far away. Vanderplanki has a precise overview of how old data media are, where they are located, when they were last checked for errors or (in the case of hard disks) updated, and what version levels of the archives they contain, and incorporates all of this into his assessment and recommendations.
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