FAQ

What is LucidLink?
Our service is a log-structured distributed file system, designed for the cloud and specifically to leverage object storage, using the object store in a uni...
Thu, 4 Jul, 2019 at 2:50 PM
How is LucidLink different?
LucidLink is a service which works in conjunction with the LucidLink Linux, Windows and macOS operating system client.  The service coordinates and distrib...
Thu, 4 Jul, 2019 at 2:49 PM
How is LucidLink different from sync solutions?
Sync is the big hammer approach, and was the first technology to address the issue over 10 years ago by Dropbox and Box. The idea is simple, put a copy of t...
Thu, 4 Jul, 2019 at 2:50 PM
What’s wrong with these “old” protocols? (NFS, CIFS, SMB)
There is nothing wrong with them – as long as they are used as intended in local low latency networks!  However, as soon as you introduce distance (and lat...
Thu, 4 Jul, 2019 at 2:51 PM
Do I need to learn a new app and integrate it into my production workflow?
No! LucidLink natively integrates within the host operating system at the file system level. Whatever application you are using can simply be pointed at thi...
Thu, 4 Jul, 2019 at 2:51 PM
What Cloud Object Storage providers are supported?
Our service is designed to capitalize on those providers tightly based on, S3 API libraries, S3 and compatible object stores.  In order to leverage the full...
Thu, 4 Jul, 2019 at 2:51 PM
Where can I download LucidLink client?
Our latest Windows, macOS and Linux clients are available for download at https://lucidlink.com/download Instructions on how to install each operating sy...
Mon, 8 Apr, 2019 at 1:25 AM
Where is my LucidLink folder?
LucidLink Filespaces show up for user and application convenience as mount-point within the respective user profile or home folders under a "Lucid"...
Thu, 4 Jul, 2019 at 2:52 PM
What language is the application written in?
It is written in C++.  From the outset we decided to build this service for scale and performance. We are old enterprise storage guys who know the importan...
Thu, 4 Jul, 2019 at 2:52 PM
Firewall port(s) and required software disclosure
LucidLink Filespaces Security Model: https://www.lucidlink.com/wp-content/uploads/LucidLink-Security_Model.pdf  Firewall: Encrypted LucidLink client file ...
Wed, 3 Jul, 2019 at 10:07 PM