I know that there is no real good answer to my problem. But I would like to know what you guys would do in my situation.
Let me explain.
- I have a 3.5TB node hosted in another house.
- Nobody lives there since 1 month (the house is gonna be sold).
- The Internet connection will be cut off on Nov, 9th.
- My current house has a low Internet connection (ADSL, not fiber) but it is enough to let my other nodes run properly.
- We are currently under lockdown in my country
My mission: Keep the node running after the internet connection is cut off.
I assessed several options:
1. Go physically to my old house, take back the node and make it run in my current house. Downtime will be ~1h30. It should be good but, as I said, I am under lockdown so this option seems to be illegal…
2. Migrate my node remotely to my current house using the official migrating procedure.
This would be a very good option to consider if my current Internet connection wasn’t be that low… Based on my estimations, it would take about 170 days…
My rough estimation:
Volume to be migrated = 3.5 TB
Transfer speed = 250 KB/s
So Transfer duration = 173,985943703704 days
3. Move my data temporarily to a Cloud Provider just to have some more time to migrate the data to my current place. But this is too expansive and it’s not worth it, even if we consider the free tier of big cloud providers.
I was even thinking about using several VM on multiple Cloud providers and set up an architecture based on Ceph or GlusterFS (just to reduce storage costs on each of these cloud providers and being able to enjoy free tiers…)… But the internet latency and other technical obstacles wouldn’t make it…
I know this is kind of “Mission: Impossible”
But I want to have your opinion, maybe I’m missing something, a very clever and simple idea…