[tahoe-dev] FAQ? - What happens if I loose the Tahoe-LAFS gateway machine? production ready?

Shawn Willden shawn at willden.org
Wed Jan 5 22:31:57 UTC 2011

2011/1/5 Carsten Krüger <C.Krueger at gmx.org>

> Hello Brian,
> > The gateway is merely that: a gateway between your HTTP-speaking client
> > and the Tahoe storage grid. Nothing on the gateway needs to be backed-up
> > or preserved.
> > What matters most is the filecap, dircap, or "rootcap" under which you
> > stored your data. You must retain access to that string.
> This is only a small amount of data that never changes?

Yes, here's an example:


If that was your rootcap, and you printed it on a piece of paper and put it
in a safety deposit box (or some other safe location), then your backups
would be recoverable as long as enough of the grid survives that your shares

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