Hi, good afternoon.
At home I have a server with a bandwidth of 600/600 and 70 TB in RAID 5 (I have 20 TB available) and a processor E5-2630L V4 10-core 20 threads.
At the moment I haven’t received the token through email yet, and I don’t know when I will receive it either, since I thought it would be sent instantly once I subscribed, but I don’t know if there will be any waiting list.
According to the specifications at the time of subscription, in the bars to choose your bandwidth and your storage capacity, the maximum bandwidth is 100 Mb and 20 TB storage.
This configuration is the one to use, or later you can modify everything when installing the client through GUI?
What would be your recommendation according to my hardware?
P.D: Add that the Windows Server 2016 operating system is installed in a 250GB solid state double disk RAID 1. I also have two 250GB solid state disks in RAID 0 for caching.
RAID 5 is made up of eight 10TB disks, and is controlled by an HP P440 4GB hardware controller.
I don’t know if you’ll need more data for an optimal configuration.
You should get the token within 10 minutes. Please make sure you don’t have any ad blockers active. The form is known to have some issues with them. Also try Chrome if you used a different browser.
Be aware that the earnings estimator is a little overly optimistic. It will take time to fill that 20TB. And the first month the node is mostly working on getting vetted, during which it only gets 5% of normal traffic. All this to say that payouts are expected to be relatively low in the first three months or so. But they pick up from then on out.
You can change how much you share later on. But it’s hard to lower shared space if it’s already in use. Used space currently only gets cleaned up if customers delete data. So if you think you need space for other needs in the future, don’t start out sharing too much.
As for the hardware, it’s probably overkill for Storj. But you seem to be using it for other stuff as well. It will work great. I would however really recommend against RAID5 for arrays of the size you are talking about. That’s kind of asking for trouble. I highly recommend at least moving to RAID6.
As for the caching, I hope that’s read only caching if you’re using RAID0. For the node performance I would actually recommend making that a RAID1 and using it as read/write caching. That could really speed up writes to the db’s.
So I’ll start with 10 TB, and I’ll increase it over time.
As for RAID5, I can’t change it, because it already has data, although I don’t like to lose two disks with so few physical disks.
Right now I just made again the request for the token to be sent to me, and it didn’t take more than two minutes. Yesterday I did it through Firefox and you can see that there was some problem.
I have another question about the bandwidth and DDNS allocation. If by assigning a bandwidth to the application, that bandwidth will only be exclusive to Storj? As for the DDNS, I have it configured in the router, do I still have to follow the installation process as indicated on the website without making any changes?
As for the caching, I think I will not use that resource for Storj.
The records are HGST He10, and I’ve had to replace some of them and nothing has ever happened to me. To avoid the corruption problems of the RAID, I think the P440 controller and the 4GB of cache take care of those possible problems.
I wish I could have it on a RAID 6, but it is a big waste of space, and now I only have 20 TB free in the whole RAID. The controller can do the migration online, as it can also do the band change, and you can tell it if you want it to do it fast or slow, with the aggravation that you can lose performance while it is doing the migration, or not lose performance if you tell it to do it slow.
As for the DDNS, as you say, I will skip that step because I have already configured it in the router for a long time.
Do you know anything about the attacks that the dedicated port for the node may receive? The router I am using is not the one provided by the ISPs, and normally it receives updates, but having this port open, it can be prone to attacks.
The good news is that with those HDDs the second image would apply. That still gives your array an over 40% chance of failing on a rebuild. And no amount of caching is going to protect you against a URE while one disk has already failed, since there is just not enough data available to recover from that. I know giving up 10TB sounds like a lot. But it’s a hell of a lot better than losing all your data. I hope you at least have solid backups and no business continuity relies on this system being up and running. You can do what you want of course but I just want you to take an informed risk if you choose to do so.
Attacks aren’t necessarily on ports, but on the software listening to that port. Of course nobody can promise that any software is bug free. So I can’t say much there. I trust Storj has done a good job to protect against attacks.
At the end I could solve the problem, and it is that in part 8 of the installation through Windows GUI, I did not incorporate my name DDNS:PORT. I deleted the application and the storj folder in C/ and when I reinstalled it, I incorporated the DDNS and everything worked correctly. I didn’t put in the DDNS because I thought that since the router already has it assigned, at this point it wasn’t necessary.
As for the satellites, I have already understood how they work, although I thought I should choose one by proximity, because I did not know how they work.
I was taking a look at the controller configuration to see if I could migrate to a RAID6, but I only get the option to go to a RAID0. Is it because there is not enough free space to give the option to migrate to a RAID6? Right now there is a 27.3 TB free space.
There is no specification that you cannot migrate to RAID 6.
I didn’t know those files changed so constantly. So it’s unfeasible to back up to the cloud, only me and RAID 5 are left in danger, even though I have all my trust in my beloved server. Thank you very much!