I’ve recently spent a week or so setting up and configuring a sort of proof of concept node using a raspberry pi 3b with a 2TB drive I had laying about. I’ve managed to get it up and running and has been online for 5 days now and so far 1.1gb egress and 33.6 ingress with 32gb total storage used.
I have a couple of questions relating to config and backing up etc.
As this was just a PoC rig, in the near future I want to upgrade it to a newer pi 4 and also replace the hard drive with a larger one. Am I able to take a backup of the existing hard drive on to a newer larger one and then just replace the disk? And also can I just replace the pi and use the SD card in the new one without having to mess about too much?
I was also wondering what kind of traffic I should be expecting. I have a 500MB download and 70MB upload connection, and live in the Midlands, UK. Just want to check that the numbers I posted at the top are sort of average of what I should be expecting or of they are massively over/under expected?
Any other handy tips anyone has would be greatly appreciated. I’ve entered the blockchain community this year and really enjoying getting in to the different projects.