Some node updates (or node restarts? or both?) appear to have a clear and significant impact on my bandwidth utilization.
Note v1.6.5 (“No code changes. We want to force a storage node restart in order to observe the impact on the satellite side.”) released 7/20:
This dip typically precedes a long, slow, painful climb back up from that baseline over the next several weeks, which you can see here. Note though that v1.11.1 released about 8/25, did not appear to have an impact:
(Second cool graph goes here, which shows consistent steady progress/traffic throughout August. Too bad new users can only include one image.)
…until it happens again. Most recently, on or about 9/9, when v1.12.3 was released:
(Third not cool graph goes here, showing another dramatic drop-off from 100-135GB daily to 40-60GB daily, beginning on about 9/9. Too bad new users can only include one image.)
1Gb/s up/down internet connection. Running on Unraid 6.8.3, Docker, and oreandawe’s Storj v3 automated docker build. I use the CA Auto Update Applications to automatically upgrade all docks four days after initial availability.
I’m under the impression that software updates should not impact reputation. Node is currently at, and tends to maintain, Suspension and Audit scores of 100% on all satellites (minus occasional brief downtime for hardware upgrades). This node has close to 12TB used on it, so my gut says that at least downloads should be fairly consistent week over week, unless activity across the network is still -really- variable? These significant drop-offs just seem odd.
Can someone help me understand why I’m seeing these drops in bandwidth utilization? As one can imagine, this is having a significant impact on sustained income over time. Thank you in advance for any insight, guidance, or advice you may have.