I have a 2 TB backup drive and I was thinking of storing my backups on tardigrade and using that drive for another storagenode.
The first “problem” I noticed is that all my backups are zfs snapshots and I’m not aware of any zfs backup system that allows storing those snapshots as files in a specific location so I need to change my way of doing backups (which is not so great…). But I guess duplicati might do a good job here.
The other aspect is cost vs revenue. Storing 2TB of backups on Tardigrade and never downloading it will cost me 20$ per month! The revenue for running a storagenode full of 2TB of data without egress is 3$… The egress of my nodes during the last months hardly make up for the gap and adding an additional node to the same IP will not make things better. However, the egress during the last months is hardly representative as there was lots of tests and my nodes were full (getting even less traffic than others). On the other hand, it’ll take a long time until there are customers with high download demand on tardigrade. I would assume most customers will use it for backups, which is basically upload only, so almost no egress for SNOs.
Any thoughts on both problems/considerations?