A. No, this service is only for backup / storage.
A. ZFS is a fairly specialized filesystem. I don’t think you’ll find anyone else offering this for less.
A. This service is not meant to have 99.95% uptime (although so far that’s what our uptime has been). It is meant to be a backup. We don’t replicate your data to 3 redundant nodes like S3 does, etc.
A. Two dogs: Blaze and Scout, they’ll bark at anyone who comes close to the servers.
A. North Idaho, USA
A. Only if you encrypt it (which you should). There are several ways to do this. One is to use OpenZFS’s built-in encryption functionality, encrypting the ZFS datasets on your side, then when the data is replicated it will be sent over in an encrypted state and the storage can’t be read without the key. Be sure to have a backup of your encryption keys.
A. Sure. You can use any tool that can use SSH as a backup target.
A. There is no SLA, however, the target is 99.5% availability. The point of this service is not to be highly available. That said over the last year during testing our uptime is reporting higher than 99.95%