Ok… please stop using the word fact for what is clearly rampant speculation. Then stop jumping to conclusions that are by default always negative. Provide your evidence, then ask what could be causing that. That’s how we can have a productive discussion and avoid all the negative responses.
So let me try to translate. You’ve compared satellites and noticed that europe-north-1 has far less repair traffic than others. Though I’m not sure why you’re comparing different months on a node that started at the same time on all satellites. The repair listed on those payout overviews is repair egress, so that would be directly related to how old the data on your node is, not how old data on the satellite is. You should be comparing the same months. Regardless, your finding still holds up. So now you’re left with a question. Why is there less repair on europe-north-1? And that should be the end of the story, because it’s the end of your evidence. This means the topic title is already not even close to a fact (despite misuse of that word).
You can also absolutely not conclude files are being lost. Or that europe-north-1 is only used for space reservation. I’m pretty sure gitbackup is actually running on this satellite. So that would be a false statement just based on that.
I may have some more information that could be relevant though. Last I heard the repair threshold on satellites was set much higher than the initially documented 35. I believe it was 55, but don’t pin me down on that exact number. The last report also was that not a single segment on the network ever had less than 50 pieces remaining. The repair threshold was partially raised to thoroughly test the repair processes, but I’m sure also in part to better protect data. I would also like to reiterate that europe-north-1 is not a customer facing satellite. It’s used for testing and internal projects. It’s possible that europe-north-1 has been set up with a lower repair threshold. Maybe that one is actually set to 35 and so it takes much longer for repair to be triggered. 35 should still be a safe setting though and wouldn’t lead to data loss. I don’t know if a lower setting is what’s causing this difference. And neither do you. The only way you’re going to get an answer to that is by asking the question and not by jumping to likely wrong and always negative conclusions. So I kindly ask you again to try and be more constructive in your posts.
I would also like to dispute that this is merely a language barrier. While that clearly plays a role and I’m absolutely sympathetic to that, the choice to not ask questions but make up negative conclusions is not a matter of language, but a matter of attitude. And I would really like to avoid having to discuss that again so we can actually talk about the subject matter instead of attitude. I hope I managed to do a little bit of both here.