How does "Disk Space Used This Month" work?

No your rep is based on audits not really the speed of your node, remember the file sizes are 4mb for 1 piece.

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This seems relevant here, i got an idea about why the Disk Space Used This Month graph fucks up…
it seems to me after carefully watching this graph on my fairly new node, that there is a pattern to the madness… 1. the graph only seem to update at about twice daily rate, infact from what i can see it’s getting later and later in the night before it updates, like it updates every 13 hours or something like that…
if this is the case, then that would explain the inconsistent graph. like if we say it updates at
07:00 in the morning, 1st in the month
20:00 the same night, 1st in the month
09:00 the next morning, 2nd in the month
23:00, then that evening, 2nd in the month

12:00 only 3rd in the month - you see the problem here…

01:00 4th in the month
14:00 4th in the month

i would suggest a correction to the update time, so that it updates based on a fixed schedule, such as a certain time every day.

duno if this is the problem, but it sure seems very close to explain what i am seeing and what other people are seeing, and would also explain why so often the Disk Space Used This Month, gives out numbers that seemingly are inconsistent with web dashboards Disk Space Remaining and or actual used disk capacity.

not sure where i was suppose to put this post.

Hello, can you explain this to me please? Why does my TB * h graph indicate 0 for several days?

You were offline. It counts the used space only when the storage is online

but the admin page show im online…

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How do I reconcile the Disk Space Used This Month being in TBh when my bandwidth Used is in GB’s?
My drive is only 8TB or ~6TB assigned to the node…how could I i possibly have 8.76TB
h Disk Space used?

With algebra:


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I see.
Displaying it like 8.76TB*h seems misleading.

I don’t think it’s misleading (math is math), but displaying in GB*month or TB*month would probably be more useful.

8.76TB * hours doesnt seem misleading?

because in 4 days, lets just call it 96 hours…

thats 8.76TB * 96 hours that does not equate to how much space was used that month (up to that point in time)

at least, that’s how i read it… like i said misleading

No, it’s not misleading. TB*hours is the unit. It doesn’t mean you multiply 8.76 by the number of hours in the month so far, it means in the month so far, you have stored 8.76 TB*hours of data for the network.

1 TB*hour means you stored a cumulative 1TB of data for a cumulative 1 hour. That could be storing 1TB for 1 hour or 500GB for 2 hours.

These are common units when dealing with timed storage. S3 uses the GB*month unit, for example.

Right, its just misleading to someone not familiar with the fact that a TB*h = TBhours.
I guess I am just not familiar with timed storage.

What I actually take issues is the way Terrabyte hours is being displayed. TBhrs seems like a more useful way to display that unit. But, like I said, not my industry.

“Misleading” is a bit strong here. Calculus is strange to people who don’t know calculus. That doesn’t make calculus misleading, it means you need to learn calculus before you understand it.

How is that better? It’s exactly the same thing.

It would make more sense to add a little pop-up explaining what the unit means, or adding a unit selection drop down that could be used to select TB*hour or GB*hour or GB*month or whatever.

If you’re running a storage node, it is your industry now.


I agree with this whole heartedly.

I saw this in your deleted post and I’m not sure if you figured it out or not so I wanted to address it:

I would never write TB*h (personally) it would be TB/hr or TB/hrs.

Those are different units though. One is “terabyte hours” and the other is “terabytes per hour.” The former is a measure of timed storage and the latter is a measure of throughput/bandwidth. They are used for measuring different things and they’re not interchangeable.

Storing 1TB of data for 1 hour is 1TB*h.

Transferring 1TB of data in 1 hour is 1TB/h of throughput.

The difference becomes apparent when you try to convert. If you convert to minutes:

1 TB*hour = 60 TB*minute. Storing 1TB of data for 1 hour produces equivalent revenue as storing 60TB for 1 minute 1. It’s the same amount of “timed storage.”

1 TB/hour = 1/60 TB/min. Moving 1TB of data in 1 hour means the average sustained transfer rate was 1/60 TB each minute.

1 Assuming Storj uses a billing granularity of 1 minute or smaller. I admit I don’t know what granularity Storj uses. Regardless, this illustration is just that: an illustration.

Thank you. That is very helpful.
I completely confused these units.
I guess what I was really looking for was a throughput graph and I didn’t understand the storage hours graph at all.

i never took calculus :wink:

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Aha – that’s the graph on the right. Egress is traffic out from your node (your node serving its contents – you get paid on this) and ingress is traffic into your node (this is new data to store – you do not get paid for ingress directly).

The summary (19.15GB) is since the start of the month. If you hover over the graph you’ll see the amount of data transferred that day. You can simply convert GB/day to whatever unit you want, but keep in mind this would be an average over the whole day where actual traffic tends to be a bit “spikier.”

Who of you knows what kWh are and how to calculate them?

Just curious, because it’s the same thing with TBh and I always thought everyone knows what kWh are and how you calculate it so they should be able to understand TBh but I may have been wrong.