Over the next week we will roll out the new storage node version. We will start with windows nodes because the windows updater gives us better control about how fast storage nodes are updating. We will start with a small percentage of the network. We will push the docker image later this time. Don’t panic if your storage node is not updating as fast as in the previous releases.
Used Space Graph on the Dashboard
We had problems with the used space calculation and the repair checker on the satellite side. Both services are running side by side with garbage collection. Garbage collection was running out of memory and the process restarted. The used space calculation and the repair checker didn’t finish. Short term we increased the memory. Mid term (this release) garbage collection will not run on the first iteration. It will start on the second iteration after the used space calculation and the repair checker finished once. Long term we will split garbage collection into multiple processes.
As a side effect, you should see a used space spike on the storage node dashboard because the used space calculation is compensating the gap.
100MB Free Space for Node Selection
Once per hour a storage node will communicate with all satellites and transfer some information like the available free space. As soon as the storage node has space for a single piece the satellite will start selecting it for uploads for a full hour. The storage node will accept a few pieces and for the rest of the hour reject all the other uploads with an “out of space” error. We don’t want that. Instead, the plan is that the satellite doesn’t select storage nodes with less than 100 MB free space (this release) and as soon as the storage node is falling below that magic line it should check in immediately and don’t wait one hour (planned for next release).
New Tardigrade Satellite
10% Discount on STORJ Payments
If you pay $50 in STORJ tokens we will give you 10% on top. You will receive $55 on your account.
Known Issue with the 1 TB Coupon
In order to get the 1 TB coupon, you need to add a credit card or pay $50 in STORJ token (excluding discount). To trigger the coupon you also need to create a project.
The coupon is not getting added if you pay $50 STORJ token in 2 transactions. At the moment it has to be a single transaction with $50 or more. Please contact support if you are affected by this issue.