During the past few months, I’ve been testing the possibility of using Storj as my main S3.
As of right now, I am still on a free account.
Over the last few months, I uploaded 30000 small files (this is my use-case, billions of small files), and today I discovered dozens have been deleted…
I thought Storj was 11 nines, it turns out that the numbers are much lower and the reliability of Storj is very low. Does this only happen to me because I have a free account? In any case, if it’s because of that, then it’s not a good idea, since I’m testing the product before paying to use it, and the impression I get is that it’s too low quality to use in production…
free account has limitation for 10000 segments, and Storj started to eforce this.
Previously you should receive an email about it and you have time about 1-2 weeks.
you need to add valid payment method.
Good day, @usertest. Are you using the same encryption passphrase for all of your objects? You can have multiple encryption passphrases per bucket or even path so if you used different ones while uploading your data then you won’t see all of your data unless you use the same passphrases as before.
We guarantee 11 9’s of durability, so you should not be missing any files you previously uploaded.
Either way, those files were there (I used them for sure) and got deleted out of nowhere. This is unacceptable and does not reflect the 11’s 9’s at all.
If files just disappeared, how can I trust you as my main S3? Why not give me a month to set up payment before deleting files, for example?
What is the point of deleting them randomly? I spent all day understanding the root cause of the problem is that you decide to delete dozens files randomly, this is very unprofessional
As explained in other threads, the affected accounts will have limits set to zero, and the user then gets an email warning that they need to add a payment method, they will have to contact us to ask for the account to get reinstated after they have added their payment method. If they do not want to add a payment method, they will need to delete files until their total number of segments is no more than 10,000 and then they can ask for the account to get reinstated. Reinstatement is NOT automatic. If the user takes no action after having gotten warned again, the account may get deleted completely.
So answer to your question is, data only gets deleted either by the customer themselves or at the time the entire account gets deleted. If this user still has access to their account, then the data is not deleted, it is just not accessible (cannot be downloaded) because limits were set to zero. The customer needs to file a support ticket to help us troubleshoot what exactly is the issue why they cannot see their data now.
I can confirm this I got the email for my account but zero files were deleted I deleted the files myself. But it was a warning after 7 days my account will be suspended. I dont remember seeing about anything about segments size.
The only warning I got was this when I logged in.
So I assumed it was about segment, at first I thought it was because I havent logged in while.
The warning email may not have included details about the segment limit as there are also cases where people have invalid payment methods that may be the cause of them having unpaid bills. We need to analyze case by case what is the cause when the affected user files a support ticket.