We figured it out, it’s the front end. When uploading a file via the object browser you can select to see details which loads the preview. If you do this the edge service that build the preview downloads the file, download # 1. If you then click to create a share the preview comes up again, that’s download # 2. Finally, you open the share link in another tab, that’s download # 3.
How can we do better when using the satellite GUI? We can implement caching so these repetitive downloads do not occur. Tickets have been created and we will sort this soon.
How can a user avoid this? You could use the CLI (Uplink) to create both the Linkshare and upload the file. In addition when streaming the video changing the share url from /s to /raw will directly download the file.
Normal Linkshare with map and preview
When using the CLI tools you will not load previews and thus not incur unexpected egress bandwidth.