You see, when I use Dropbox - the client, it will resume uploads/downloads if the connection goes dead. It will also make sure the upload/download is 100% complete, secure, done. If the file is marked by that green icon, I can be a hundred percent sure that it's there.
How can I be sure about the same with web uploads?
If you copy to an rsync or sftp host, it let's me check the exact sizes, and re-copy the file if they differ. But what about the files I upload via my Chrome browser (let's say).
So... a complete usecase...
- Let's say I want to upload a backup. It is not that big, let's say, only 5gb in size.
- It takes time, even with most FTTH connections to get it up.
- Then it's there, it appears on Google Drive for example.
- But how do I know if it arrived safely?
Do they check this on server side? (Is that even possible?)
- But it's not just that one file. Like I want to upload a whole folder of source code, or important rar files. I know installing Drive client is an option, but if you have an SSD let's say, and you bought a Terabyte-sized subscription, then that's just not possible.