throughout January, the most traffic on my two nodes was generated by stefan-benten.de satellite.
I know there were tests there. Now traffic has fallen to a minimum. Does this mean that the tests are over? Will the data stored by stefan-benten.de on nodes that were used for network testing will be deleted after testing?
Just for clarify - on photo: TX (node download), RX (node upload)
Very little traffic here also but, As a hobbyist home node operator, I’m hoping that testing is over. My residential ISP does not impose data caps but I’m guessing they don’t appreciate a month long stress test either. I feel like I’m rolling the dice a bit running storj. If they send a nasty letter I might have to kill my node or do a very slow graceful exit. I’m over 1TB for the month ( 0.9 TB from storj , the rest from other stuff). I’m looking forward to seeing what normal customer usage looks like.
It doesn’t help to tag him frequently. He will have to ignore all messages in the forum because it is getting too much. Please tag him only if there is an issue with the satellite which is not the case.
IF STORJ is switching from one satellite to another satellite, what happens to the data, contracts, escrow on the Stephan Benton satellite? Will that suddenly come to an end? Get deleted? or just slowly fade away.
Is there a plan to migrate all data and contracts to a new satellite or can clients be migrated to a new satellite in the future for any satellite issues?
Also, when data is deleted by the satellite, does it go into the trash first or its completely deleted? I was wondering if the trash folder only contained garbage collection or also deleted files by the satellite?
I noticed a lot of testing with Stephan Benton satellite but only saw data getting deleted by the satellite start in the last few weeks. I figured garbage collection did a lot of cleanup.
They are not deleting the satellite or anything, they are just going to be using another satellite for stress testing. There are 4 Tardigrade satellites, they probably just want to use one that customers are using in order to perform testing. The contracts remain in place until the data is deleted from the satellite. The escrow is held at the satellite or by Storj labs and will be paid out at the expected intervals, not sure why anything would change there.
The data moves into the trash folder for 7 days after the satellite deems it deleted, then after that period is up, if the satellite has not requested it be reinstated, the data is deleted from the trash folder.
I have some data in my “trash” folders while my node has 100% uptime since it setup and I do not see any garbage collection messages in node logs, only normal satellites delete requests.
Also there is a separate subfolder with name “garbage” in main data folder and it currently empty. While “trash” folder contains few hundred files.
@Derkades is correct, the trash folder is only for garbage collection. There have previously been issues that generated garbage even if your node is online. They have since been fixed, but the nature of how garbage collection works causes not all garbage to be deleted the first time. Garbage collection uses bloom filters which are a kind of data efficient way of marking which pieces are garbage. It’s highly compressed and therefor loses some accuracy, but is optimized to NEVER include false positives. The downside is that not all garbage pieces will match the bloom filter and so not all of them are cleaned up right away. The next time garbage collection runs it runs with a different seed. Which means it will match a different set of garbage pieces. So eventually everything gets cleaned up. In my experience the bloom filter catches about 90% of garbage. So you should see the amount in the trash folder shrink over time.
Not necessarily. I had over 600gb the first time garbage collection was triggered and my node has never been offline for more than a minute or so. As I mentioned before this was because earlier bugs had generated some garbage data.