I recently joined storj and running my first ~2Tb setup. It’s been fun so far. Following the official setup guide my experience was quick and smooth, the docs are great!
I was going to extend my setup but wanted to give it a try first and now I have doubts. I’m sure my node is running without issues, though traffic is low and unstable. Since then I found a few things I’d like to clarify about storj:
- What are Storj-test-uploads and how are they managed vs customer uploads?
- Are there customer uploads at all at this point in time?
- Is there anything like “Storj-test-upload to Customer-upload” ratio? Enforced or eventual?
- Is there “Total-test-upload-size to Total-storj-nodes-size” ratio?
- What are this ratios if any, do they change, how and why?
- How come traffic is so low while testing the network and having test uploads in action? Do you expect the same or lower levels of traffic post product launch? (I’d expect a proper test would have same or higher then expected rates.)
- It seems --storage.allocated-bandwidth parameter has no impact on amount of traffic the node receives and all nodes receive similar traffic. Can you please confirm?
I’m not receiving almost any traffic last 12+ hours. This has happened before and I go checking my node each time to find it’s OK and then I learn here that you are running some tests etc.
- What are these tests? (I can’t imagine any possible tests that require stopping uploads for 12 hours.)
- It sounds like this are planned tests and this is expected. How come there is no announcement/warning for this work in advance so that SNOs know what to expect.
In general it seems the project is lacking transparency about what’s currently going on and what to expect short/long-term. Things like global network stats would also help. Also https://storj.io/storage-node-estimator/ is fairly useless since the main factor is traffic rate and there’s no control/visibility for SNOs. It looks like it currently heavily depends on storj test uploads and this would need to be clarified for estimator to make sense.