Hi @brandon , real time sharing of metadata across all satellites would be great, but I appreciate if that’s not possible.
I understand what you are saying and think it’s true, for most users it doesn’t matter if they can’t access their files for 20 minutes/whatever, and keeping their own record of metadata and importing/syncing it across all satellites would be a lot of effort for something that will probably happen very rarely, if at all.
However for some users (including myself) the resilience and decentralised nature of the Storj network is the reason why they are interested in Tardigrade. Having a satellite/Tardigrade as a single point of failure, however unlikely, ruins that value proposition. I want to build a product on top of Storj and need to be able to prove to users that their data is accessible even if a % of the network goes down. Since the data is inaccessible without the metadata I can’t honestly say that at the moment.
It’s encouraging that metadata import/export is on the roadmap and I hope it, or some other solution, will get implemented soon.