Storj Daemon, Credentials, Config should be placed on the same physical drive where storj node is places.
Because in case of hardware failure, for example, PSU, or motherboard, it will take much longer time for repairment, than for plugging physical drive into different PC.
Limitation of 1 node per IP does not make any sense. Because If OPerator has lots of hardware, mobos, hdd, ram, cpu, psu, etc… - one can put all the hardware to work.
Assembling many PCs with many hdds each.
It will not decrease survivability of the data by any means.
But in reverse - together with node detachment and mobility it is going to give more reliability to the storage facility.
Exactly opposite situation is guaranteed if there is limitation of 1 node per ip or operator.
- because of low income and low efficiency - this is no longer a craft, - it is a toy instead.
Dockers is another thorn. It is slow and buggish, and requires updates updates updates…
No one is going to burn electricity and waste time for such “worth not time and money spent” business.
What I did last time - I just switched hosting off, and went to live my life.
Because during update it dropped all the data, making it unrecoverable.
Those who want to “try it” with just one node, and some minor space, - are specifically less reliable than experiences OPerators with lots of hardware and well engineered circuitry and internet connection.
Most people use “gray IP”, or behind the NAT connections.
Where as real IP costs money about $3 per month, and used mostly by proficient IT technicians, not by kind of “I think I’d try it for few weeks” people.
- Probably there should be some kind of contract for reliable operator. Or for operators who are going to be reliable. Because every operator asks himself
- does it worth it?
Technician may be very good one. But estimation of efforts, depth of planning, it all depends on promise for final result.
And of course, no one is going to build reliable facility for miserable cents… which is all that one can hope for, with 1 node per IP limitation.
Which is literally an artificial limitation, the blockage of hardware usage.
- And by the way - I had very reliable nodes, with rating of 5000 from 5000 possible.