That article was written 1 year ago.
If archiving works as described, then small vaults (mobile devices) will keep “active” data, while very large vaults (mega servers) accumulate “inactive” data.
As a future farmer, I was worried about “inactive” chunks piling up in my vault. But SAFE will autonomously move those chunks to a “landfill” vault… I’m borrowing @jreighley’s term. This means I don’t need to reset my vault in order to get more “active” chunks.
It may not be a perfect solution but it does make sense. The largest reliable vaults should store “inactive” data, making it the perfect home for these orphans.
Maybe “archived” data is not used to calculate the storage rate (1 Safecoin = GB). This keeps our storage rate updated with “active” data, and costs measured for majority of the Network.
Why would anyone provide a landfill vault? We finally have a use for big server farms. They are the only ones able to provide “above average” storage capacity, as well has bandwith. And if the Network does this autonomously, they really won’t have a choice. Our great fear becomes our solution.
ANT Tech for the win!
I hope I have not misunderstood this article, and maybe things have changed. TestNet3 will be a big eye opener for many. If it works more efficiently, then recycling becomes less relevant. Keep in mind, we want a fast Network, not one that could get bogged down with user deletes. Which by the way is a PITA to implement.