I created a fairly large IPFS repo (550GB) and friends of mine are pinning the contents to decentralize them across the Internet. I’m surprised it takes as long as it does, unless the process is asynchronous to those nodes doing the actual copy / replication.
From what I gather from reading this forum, the call to PIN an item is indeed synchronous and the command won’t return until the blocks for the pinned item have been replicated.
Is this correct? Has a way been discussed to que the PIN request so they can be done in the background to speed replication?