I haven’t been able to find any suggestions that rsync will be built into SAFE - I have been using rsync for decades to enable efficient backups and file transfers and my first, main use for SAFE will be as an “off-site backup” of my vital data - about 2 TB at the moment. While I understand an initial upload of files is unavoidable, incremental updates via rsync will be critical for me (to keep the bandwidth usage down) - however, I don’t quite know how this would work (or if it is even possible) with data being chunked etc. Can someone comment on this situation?
Also, some backup companies allow for your initial backup to their system to be done by a couriered hard disk - would some equivalent of this also be possible with SAFE somehow? - I guess that would just amount to getting a hard drive to someone with very fast upload and download connections?