@anastrophe I'm sorry to hear about your troubles! I'm fairly certain it's something in the way your specific computer is setup with permissions in directories etc. If you have a chance of trying this out on another computer it should work with no problems. Have you considered running Sia in a VM or on your NAS? I've done both, should work well for you too.
This just in case you're willing to put in more effort, of course :-)
@Klio you can do the same also with the Sia CLI, instead of having to edit files. That way it's guaranteed to be consistent across all relevant config files & options. Glad to hear you got it working, even though you took the hardest way possible :)
@beyond_Help Your concern is understandable. If you need reassurance you can keep an eye on the developers in the discord server. Any inside information will be given there. I haven't heard of any plans to market SIA. I think it's far to early. I personally don't mind the price dropping as it only helps me acquire more. As long as it stays above $0.001 I'm happy.
Uh. All my latest assumptions were wrong...
Still hovering around #250 in ranking score but getting new big contracts and new data uploaded. https://siahub.info/host/1687
Expected earnings are above 5SC/day again. Though, by hosting more data.
But the problem with estimating/controlling the collateral is not solved.
2/3 of my allowed collateral are reported to be locked (50KS), but only 1/3 (25KS) have left my wallet.
So if I continue to get many new contracts I'll run out of collateral...
To expand a bit on what I would like to accomplish...
I've heard recently that Duplicati (backup) has recently added the ability to backup to SIA storage. I'm the one in the family with the SIA wallet and I don't want each one of my family's to have to install their own wallet. I would prefer that we use my one wallet and have a contract for each family from my one wallet. Is this possible? Can one wallet have separate contracts (and therefore I'm assuming separate wallet addresses) to keep the storage separate?
FYI the problem is resolved now. After re-opening the Sia-UI I noticed the previous transaction was gone and my SC was still in my account. I waited till the blockchain was synchronized and then I sent my SC again. This time it went through. Hope this helps others.