Nextcloud on Storj?

What’s about security . Is it secure to setup Nextcloud on a root server and use Tardigrade?

Have somebody’s little scheme how the dataflow is?

I’m not ready to put all of my Nextcloud data on Tardigrade.
In terms of data security (i.e. confidentiality & privacy) concerns, I think you can find the answers on the official documentation and see if it’s enough for you or not.
In terms of infrastructure security, I would be (at least at the beginning) a little bit concerned if my all data would be spread all around the world. I prefer to use it for 2nd or 3rd copy of data (as backup). Indeed, if one of the satellite I use is down, it will be a real nightmare.
In terms of performance, it may be less interesting since it will probably take more time each time you upload or downlaod/read something on your server (I’m self-hosted and I can already say that it’s a little bit longer using tardigrade).
In terms of costs compared to self-hosting, I think it will rapidly become expansive since we will have to pay each time we want to read/download a file, which can happen a lot of times (+ cost of storage on tardigrade itself)…

In other words, I’m not ready to put my unique personal/important data on tardigrade. I am pretty confident and trustful about privacy but don’t want to lose my data. So, for the moment, I prefer to use it as an external backup (nextcloud is not required for this) and for other non really important data I want to keep on Nextcloud.

I just made the test with a 7z archive, containing ~280MB of photos.
You are right, the archive is now corrupted and is 64MB on tardigrade :confused:

That’s too bad…
I didn’t know this issue. Is it related to Nextcloud S3 plugin?

I think there is still very much work and testing for Storj to production and have some real word use case.

In 2 days SkyNet will be released
Let’s see what happen and which cloud storage will provide storage with good usability

I don’t think it is a bug in the Nextcloud S3 plugin since it apparently works well with S3. It might be a bug in the storj gateway but I’m sure storj will figure it out soon enough.

I might not be concerned about data or infrastracture security but also intent to use it only as a backup solution.
Syncing files would get quite costly due to egress traffic and since nextclouds mostly contain small files, I think it might result in a colossal waste of traffic because every file is split into segments of 64MB but the files in nextcloud are typically a lot smaller than 64MB.

Sorry, I misspoke myself.
Of course, if I use tardigrade as an external backup, I wouldn’t do it directly through Nextcloud. I would rather use another backup solution to create an archive or something like that and then send it to tardigrade.

@keleffew @kevink Is this information still true?

It was few weeks ago when I tried again

Is there any news about cooperation?

Time goes by, I am looking for information and I do not see anything.

Hi @vovannovig! Check out this latest update as of a week ago :slight_smile:


That’s great! Out of curiosity, how is this app making the use of the S3 gateway unnecessary?

Yes, I tested it and it works. With this app you do not need an s3-compatible gateway anymore.
Just follow instructions on GitHub.
After installation it will appear as a connection method in External storage.

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I just tested the nextcloud storj app and encountered the following issue: while I am able to access my bucket, when downloading a file, it only downloads the first 64M of it. I also tried to upload a file (~120M) and only a 64M segment of it is effectively uploaded.
Anything I may have done wrong?
Thank you!

Unfortunately, I’ve had the same issue 1 year and a half ago :confused:
I don’t know if someone knows what’s happening and how to fix it. I thought it would be already fixed.

I did not experience any issue when combining Nextcloud with Storj S3 gateway (contrary to your experience 1 year and a half ago). Here, I’m only talking about the new standalone app for Nextcloud (which is definitely a very good improvement in terms of onboarding experience, if only it worked well :slightly_smiling_face:)

Any news on an upcoming update of this app? @Erikvv? Thanks!

I’ve just released a new version (v0.0.5) with the fix for this issue. It usually takes a day for the app store to display it.

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Thanks @Erikvv! I’ll give it a try and provide my feedback ASAP.