I found an old htpc that no one needed in my garage.
I got the idea to make a server for storj node(s) out of it.
MB Asrock 960GC-GS FX (6x sata/mATX/VGA)
CPU AMD Athlon X2 240
RAM DDR3 2x2Gb
Also I have 2 old 3.5 HDDs: Toshiba 1Tb and Samsung 750Gb
New unused Seagate 12Tb
And old SSD 60Gb
In result, I have Ubuntu Server 20.04 installed at SSD and 3 Hdds (ext4) mounted to /mnt as
/mnt/to1t (Toshiba 1Tb)
/mnt/se12t (Seagate 12Tb)
/mnt/sa750g (samsung 750Gb)
Server connected via wired ethernet (RJ45) to router.
I have 100mbs connection that is almost free of traffic.
Now I want to config storj nodes and I don’t know wich config to use.
Is 1 node per 1 hdd the good idea?
Do I need different authorizes per each node
What tactics would you advise me to follow? E.g.
start with smallest hdd and wait for complete filling of it and start another
start all 3 nodes at one time
throw out small hdds and use only one node with 12Tb
I am not chasing profit.
But if the server will cover my expenses for the Internet and the electricity that the server uses, then that will be great! And of course I am aimed at long-term use of this server with replacing dead HDDs with new ones.
Your configuration is okay performance wise for Storj I think.
Be sure they are statically mounted via fstab.
Wired network is the best option.
I believe 100Mbps is currently fast enough for Storj.
The best approach is usually to have one node per HDD as suggested by @nerdatwork.
You’ll need one authorization token (aka EDIT: to then create and sign an identity) per node.
So to start things off, one identity would be enough to spin up your first node.
I would choose the disk that consumes the less energy to begin with, to be as energy efficient as possible.
When this first node is nearly full (say 90%), you’ll be ready to start a new one, with a new identity and new HDD.
It highly depends on how much power the whole machine draws, and electricity prices in your country.
New nodes take many months before making a bit of revenue.
Have a look there, copy this spreadsheet to your own Google account and fill in your numbers to have a rough idea of what you could expect: