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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:23 pm 
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johnnychicago wrote:
@carmp3fan, I would not necessarily think so. I am mostly providing services (email, nextcloud etc) for a relatively small group of users, and having block storage in the datacenter would work very smooth in that application - HDD would be perfectly ok for those kind of needs.


I don't disagree on email (somewhat do for Nextcloud considering you can use it directly from S3), but I still don't see it as a big reason for moving to it. I've been using Linode for my own mail server for years and even with my hoarding tendencies for the last 10+ years, I've only accumulated 4.7G, so I run fine on a 1024.

If you'll notice, I didn't say anything about a web server. Mostly because it would likely be cheaper and faster to have the storage intensive photos and videos stored in AWS than on your low-end Linode. That makes assumptions that that is easy to do with whatever software you are using.

johnnychicago wrote:
I am currently using S3 storage with one of the big providers. S3QL actually works very well in that kind of application, since it uses a (large) local cache that is very quick in delivering the items requested often (recent emails, files added and shared in nextcloud etc). You notice waiting times rarely, mostly when looking for a rarely touched file. I was secretly hoping Linode would provide an s3 backend, but whatever way they do their block storage, I'll buy. Nothing beats having it in the same datacenter. And I rather give my (little) money to Linode anyway :)


I've not used S3QL, but it looks like something I should. I really wish someone would create something (I'm not capable) that would use both S3 and BackBlaze B2. Kind of like RAID across providers.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:38 am 
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This is very awesome, do we know how long roughly beta will last and if more DC's than "NJ" will the service be available for?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:34 pm 
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Thanks for getting this going on the east coast first guys. Especially helpful since most of our services are population centric and we want to cater to the bulk of population in the USA. Great work!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:42 pm 
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Is the block storage a raw format that will allow us to format it with whatever file system we like?

For example, I'm working on a FreeBSD deployment and would like to use the block storage.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:24 am 
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impact wrote:
Is the block storage a raw format that will allow us to format it with whatever file system we like?

For example, I'm working on a FreeBSD deployment and would like to use the block storage.


They are treated as block devices just like the normal disk of your linode. So you can format them with whatever file system you want.

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block devices and can be formatted and mounted just like any other block device


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