A lot of people observe similar conditions. Admins reassure convincingly that there’s no problem and so long as you’re passing your audits there’s nothing to worry about. I was worried about it myself, by my fears have been assuaged.
Who knows, maybe the system traffic IS indeed this low now. Maybe vetting is more rigorous now and it takes longer that before for the new node operators. Maybe they really fixed up the repair traffic efficiency. Maybe starting beta will spur it up.
Bottom line, there can be a number of reasons. There’s nothing to worry about if you pass audits well, though.
Regarding the deletes, during our tests we have filled up around 300 of the nodes on our network to 100% and they are no longer accepting data. In turn, this means that we are unable to utilize their bandwidth for customer data. As we move closer to Production, it’s important that we provide the best experience and performance possible while of course continuing to support our awesome community of Storagenode Operators. To set ourselves (Storj Labs, and our SNOs) up for the best possible outcome, we are deleting a portion of our uploaded test data in order to free up some of the space on full nodes.
In order for this to work efficiently, we paused our ongoing uploads for a moment while the deletes are taking place. We’re working hard to ensure that this does not negatively impact the next round of payouts.
I set mine up a couple days ago and have some pretty similar stats. I have noticed that one of the satellites has completed vetting, and I have passed the 1 audit that has occurred, so just give it some time.