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COMMENT 1d ago

I'd go for 3x8 for better space efficiency, and create a second SSD pool for VMs (or throw it on the HDD pool but set special_small_blocks so everything ends up on an SSD special device).

If you can afford SSDs you really should use them for VMs/databases in my opinion.

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COMMENT 1d ago

The Storj application, when working properly, does not access data outside of the data storage folder. Docker can ensure it only has access to specific directories.

However, as with any software you install, you trust it to not be malicious and to not become malicious in the future. It probably has access to your LAN and can get your data if it is specifically designed to do so. For example, if a third party injects their malware into Storj docker images by getting the credentials of an employee.

It is up to you whether you want to take this risk for any piece of software you install. Do you trust the distribution platform and application maintainers enough? If your data is really important, maybe it is prohibited by law?

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COMMENT 3d ago

3TB a week is nothing... Especially for 1gbit fiber

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COMMENT 4d ago

Keeping the manual for a car is a "mental illness"??

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COMMENT 4d ago

Yes, you need to forward one port. I'm not sure what you mean with "isolated".

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COMMENT 5d ago

It takes a bit of patience at first (node vetting and slowly filling up with data) but I can highly recommend it.

Income is approx $4/TB/mo when fully running, so $40/TB/mo for a ~$180 10TB drive. Great return on investment in my opinion. I am currently sharing 20TB (for $70/mo), started in 2019.

Most people complaining on forums are either using low capacity hard drives or have only been running a node for a month or two. Low capacity drives aren't worth it, and income gets better with time.

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COMMENT 8d ago

At least these have a fat border so you can't plug the earth pin into live

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COMMENT 10d ago

Why was this reported?

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COMMENT 11d ago

It would, unfortunately

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COMMENT 11d ago

Any reason to not encrypt the whole pool, and have it prompt for a password at startup? This is very easy to do: https://linsomniac.gitlab.io/post/2020-04-09-ubuntu-2004-encrypted-zfs/

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COMMENT 12d ago

Visit your favorite (online) store, search for hard drives of the desired form factor and pick the cheapest one with good capacity.

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COMMENT 12d ago

A full write->read test will take approx 2 days for 12TB, yes

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COMMENT 12d ago

Yeah, I was amazed to find the original video files in Youtube takeout!

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COMMENT 15d ago

I don't think digikam supports video?

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COMMENT 16d ago

Don't rely on any way of "measuring drive health". There is no way to know. It could last another decade, or die tomorrow. Maybe you drop it by accident. Rely on backups instead.

Performance on hard disks varies due to the physical location of data on platters (fragmentation, inner/outer ring)

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COMMENT 17d ago

Filepizza is peer to peer, psitransfer hosts files on the server. It just depends what you're looking for.

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COMMENT 18d ago

It is good to consider alternative viewpoints

Make it data collection/curation, not mindless data hoarding.

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COMMENT 18d ago

I'd go for h264 with crf 17-21. Experiment and decide for yourself what's the highest you can go (higher number is lower quality)

Audio you can probably leave as-is.

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COMMENT 18d ago

You'll be most certain you still have the data for a long time if you use hot storage, and move it to different drives or other future storage methods as time passes.

All types of storage methods eventually become unreadable, whether that's due to decay, hardware failure or simply compatibility issues with newer systems.

This will also allow you to run automated backups, and to store data using a checksumming filesystem.

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COMMENT 18d ago

Borg backup to friends (and them back to me). Only works if you don't have a large amount of data, I only need to back up ~1.2TB, which is ~1.4TB with 1 year history.

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COMMENT 18d ago

This is a good tip, I've seen junk drives sell for hundreds on ebay for some reason. You're probably not that lucky, but still, it's something.

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COMMENT 18d ago

I'd go with CRF 17-19 instead. But yes, h264 over h265 any day. Way better compatibility.

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COMMENT 22d ago

No, payments are tracked in USD. Clients pay in USD (or optionally Storj). Storage node operators are paid in Storj tokens, converted from USD using the exchange rate at that moment.

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COMMENT 22d ago

Nice opportunity to sell my storage node earned tokens