The storage node payout dashboard is showing an estimated payout for the current month. It now subtracts the held amount.
We added a new payout history table. It is showing a payout overview for a selected month. This overview contains information about held returned after GE, held returned in month 16, and the payout transaction ID for each satellite. The transaction ID is available starting with the 2020-02 payout. We don’t have the transaction IDs for older payouts.
Note: By default, the payout history table will select the earliest instead of the latest month. We are going to fix that with a future release.
Held Amount History
The held amount history was changed as well. It shows the total held amount and the total held returned per satellite.
Periodic Filesystem Check
On startup, the storage node will write a file and once per minute, it will try to read this file. If the hard drive gets disconnected from the storage node this check will fail and the storage node will error out instead of getting disqualified for failing audits.
Some storage nodes had problems with a locked order DB. To avoid this problem we replaced the order DB with flat files. The storage node creates one file per hour per satellite and appends all incoming orders. One hour later the storage node will submit these orders to the satellite and move the file into an archive folder. By creating a new file every hour we avoid defragmentation and with that also DB locks.
Note: The storage node will check the unsent orders every 5 minutes. For 55 minutes it will notice that there is nothing to submit. That is intentional and not a bug.
Auth Token Service
We are replacing the old auth token service with a new one (registration.storj.io). The new service should work in all browsers even with adblocker enabled. There is a captcha on the new page. If you don’t see it you might have to enable the corresponding java scripts.
The auth token is getting displayed directly on the page. No waiting for an email that might or might not arrive. You can go on and sign your identity immediately.