I currently have 10 nodes and I’m increasing capacity with “not so expensive” disks instead of letting them reside on expensive RAID-10 ssd storage. Lucily I started months ago to “warm-up” those nodes with a small (virtual) storage disk attached so that the satellites gained trust with the nodes.
However, now I bought 8 additional disks but I only have 6 of those 10 nodes on that location. I first thought that I will honor the STORJ suggestion to only use one node per disk. However, then I would have to wait months until newly setup nodes get “productive”.
So, I think, if there is no way of pushing the initial node trust level of an already known SNO I will more likely go with building RAID-0’s out of every 2 disks and risk a failure beeing more likely in years. And ofc, I would start to warmup new nodes in case some idendities get burned due to crashed disks.
Maybe I’ll should start a black marked with warmed up nodes?
Did I overlook something and there is a posibility to achieve this better initial trust level in such cases (where the SNO is (or could be) already known to the system)?
I have an additional suggestion which would save me time and meshes into the other one because I wouldn’t have to build strategies to bypass some not so well engineered rules: What if there would be a SNO key and you can exactly assign a node to a SNO? You then could (do this trust thing and) control more exactly which data the nodes of this SNO would get. Because: I’m currently evading the data delivery rules (depending on ip subnets) by spreading those nodes to 6 different ip ranges, which will give me in a worst-case-scenario 6 fragments of a file. And this will degrade the resilience of the network or at least of such files.
Thanks for reading carefully.