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Storage/Backup VPS

Storage/Backup VPS

rskrsk Member
edited June 2012 in General

Hello guys,

Im just wondering on the current demand for high storage VPS's, talking about 150GB upto several TB's, and within budget pricing ofcourse.

What would you go for, specs wise, if you want a high storage vps?

Regards

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  • jcalebjcaleb Moderator

    backup? I guess only bandwidth and storage are the important factors.

  • As absolute requirements for a storage VPS, I would have: * Custom software allowed (I use Tahoe-LAFS for my storage grid, for example) * At least 256MB of RAM, 384-512MB if OpenVZ+burst (due to Tahoe-LAFS and it being Python) * Either unmetered traffic with low bandwidth (say, 20mbit) - or, preferably, burstable to at least 100mbit with a high amount of traffic (several terabytes). * An acceptable amount of (burst) CPU power, for storage solutions that use encryption. Doesn't have to be incredibly much, but a maximum capacity of for example 500mHz is not going to cut it. Doesn't have to be dedicated. * Reliability/RAID would not be very important to me, since Tahoe-LAFS already takes care of redundancy and fault-tolerance.

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  • joodlejoodle Member

    Buy a kimsufi with 1TB Disk lol

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  • @joodle said: Buy a kimsufi with 1TB Disk lol

    I already have a few storage nodes at OVH, and I'm trying to geographically distribute my nodes - so that wouldn't help much. And as far as I know there aren't very many providers offering Kimsufi-like servers.

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  • JackJack Member

    @joepie91 said: I already have a few storage nodes at OVH, and I'm trying to geographically distribute my nodes - so that wouldn't help much. And as far as I know there aren't very many providers offering Kimsufi-like servers.

    FDCServers Backup plan #1 and it comes with 5 IP's ;)

  • SurgeSurge Member

    I'm interested. A good offer would have this:

    • 128-256mb ram
    • $25-40/Tb price range if RAID
    • Under $25 if no RAID
    • Low port speed is no good, should rather be limited total traffic w/ good burst speed.
    • CPU doesn't matter
  • Why would you have a back up storage with no redundancy

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  • miTgiBmiTgiB Member

    @kkmlk said: Low port speed is no good, should rather be limited total traffic w/ good burst speed.

    Is there some reason you need to have high throughput to get your backups stored? Is there any difference to you if you can transfer the data at a lower rate?

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  • nabonabo Member
    edited June 2012
    • 32-64MB RAM
    • cheap RAID space at $20/TB ratio
    • bandwidth can be limited to 1-10MBit/s
    • CPU does not matter (limit it to 100MHz if you like)

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  • SurgeSurge Member

    @miTgiB The faster the transfer - the shorter the backup window, and the snapshot on the source server can be released sooner. This means lower overhead on the source. Overall this also allows for more frequent backups.

  • @joodle said: Buy a kimsufi with 1TB Disk lol

    Honestly, I hate this answer. That kimsufi has a single disk so there's no fault tolerance.

    People who think "it's only backups" have a different attitude towards data than I have.

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  • @Jack said: FDCServers Backup plan #1 and it comes with 5 IP's ;)

    That's quite a bit more expensive than Kimsufi.

    @raindog308 said: Honestly, I hate this answer. That kimsufi has a single disk so there's no fault tolerance.

    To be fair, I did say

    @joepie91 said: * Reliability/RAID would not be very important to me, since Tahoe-LAFS already takes care of redundancy and fault-tolerance.

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  • rskrsk Member

    @joepie91 said: Custom software allowed

    Yes, thats a good one - till people abuse and start installing other non-backup related software, and host sites out of it too...

    @joodle said: Buy a kimsufi with 1TB Disk lol

    1TB is not enough, people need far more these days hhhh.

    @kkmlk said: Overall this also allows for more frequent backups.

    Yep, I agree ...

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  • @rsk said: Yes, thats a good one - till people abuse and start installing other non-backup related software, and host sites out of it too...

    Then introduce a rule that says you cannot host public-facing services off it?

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  • KuJoeKuJoe Member

    @raindog308 said: Honestly, I hate this answer. That kimsufi has a single disk so there's no fault tolerance.

    People who think "it's only backups" have a different attitude towards data than I have.

    I would agree with you if the Kimsufi server was the only backup method used. If used in conjunction with other methods it shouldn't be an issue.

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  • @miTgiB said: Is there some reason you need to have high throughput to get your backups stored? Is there any difference to you if you can transfer the data at a lower rate?

    MySQL backups often lock the database while they are running.

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  • miTgiBmiTgiB Member

    @dmmcintyre3 said: MySQL backups often lock the database while they are running.

    Are you going to remotely do the backup though? Or just dump on the local machine and gzip and transfer?

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  • Nick_ANick_A Member

    @Jack said: FDCServers Backup plan #1 and it comes with 5 IP's ;)

    Just hope it doesn't go down every now and then like mine... Their support is worthless.

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  • JackJack Member

    @RamNode said: Just hope it doesn't go down every now and then like mine... Their support is worthless.

    Mine has been fine since 2nd February

  • rm_rm_ Member
    edited June 2012

    @raindog308 said: Honestly, I hate this answer. That kimsufi has a single disk so there's no fault tolerance.

    People who think "it's only backups" have a different attitude towards data than I have.

    Why the heck do you need RAID for your backups. If you want reliable backup, you don't go and backup to RAID, silly, you backup using two or more vastly different strategies (e.g. to that single disk, and also locally to an external drive or tape).

  • @rm_ said: Why the heck do you need RAID for your backups.

    Because they've very important.

    @rm_ said: If you want reliable backup, you don't go and backup to RAID, silly, you backup using two or more vastly different strategies (e.g. to that single disk, and also locally to an external drive or tape).

    I prefer multiple backups each to different RAID-protected servers/disks. Disk is cheap and losing a drive is a pain. I don't use a single drive anywhere except laptops where there isn't a choice.

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  • @joepie91 said: I already have a few storage nodes at OVH, and I'm trying to geographically distribute my nodes - so that wouldn't help much. And as far as I know there aren't very many providers offering Kimsufi-like servers.

    > The Spanish version of that http://www.kemsirve.es/

  • rskrsk Member

    @yeradis said: The Spanish version of that http://www.kemsirve.es/

    @yeradis even though it is a different website, they are all hosted in France, and now they are offering .ca in Canada. They do not use .es (Spain) datacenter as far as I know :P

    Regards,
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  • PatsPats Member

    i'm currently in-between getting a VPS for Backup from datashack or volumedrive datashack: VPS Premium 1 - $10 now $7.5 with coupon 150 GB HDD 2 GB Ram 1 IP 2 TB Bandwidth

    VD: VPS Package 2 - $8.95/mo | $0 Setup CPU: 3 GHz Dedicated CPU* RAM: 2 GB Dedicated Memory HD: 100 GB Hard Drive Space BW: 3000 GB Transfer Per Month IP: 2 Public IP Address

  • lbftlbft Member
    edited July 2012

    @vistaxie said: seedhost.eu

    They're resold OVH boxes at a significant markup by the look of it.

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  • LOL All Seedbox's generally are in OVH.

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  • wickawicka Member

    @Pats said: datashack: VPS Premium 1 - $10 now $7.5 with coupon 150 GB HDD 2 GB Ram 1 IP 2 TB Bandwidth

    I can't find this plan.

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  • JarJar Member
    edited July 2012

    @wicka Looks more like dixhost to me...

  • @wicka said: I can't find this plan.

    That looks like a plan from one of DixHost's WHT posts.

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  • peepingnerdpeepingnerd Disabled
    edited July 2012

    @lbft

    They're resold OVH boxes at a significant markup by the look of it.

    i've finally found a similar offer from a provider a little less obscure

  • PatsPats Member

    @wicka said: I can't find this plan.

    sorry, its dixhost as mentioned by @jarland & @ihatetonny . Their datacenter: ovh, france wrong copy'n'paste from my notepad :P

  • so kemsirve.es is kimsufi brand?

    200G hdd on torqhost for 3dollar yearly

  • rskrsk Member

    @ynzheng said: so kemsirve.es is kimsufi brand?

    Yes, its kimsufi

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  • @rsk said: Yes, its kimsufi

    spanish version i believe :P

  • yomeroyomero Member

    @dominicl said: spanish version i believe :P

    This. You must order from the right site depending on your location.

    Here the table: http://www.ovh.co.uk/dedicated_servers/availability.xml

    And the corresponding kimsufi ones

  • bobbybobby Member
    edited July 2012

    Torqhost is superb, no downtime since april (bought my first then, so never) for me and support is skilled/fast/friendly.

  • @ynzheng said: 200G hdd on torqhost for 3dollar yearly

    Do you have a link for that?

    I use http://tuxlite.com to configure all my VPSes and I love it!

  • ReeRee Member
    edited July 2012

    @djvdorp He means 3 dollars per month if you pay annually. (It's really 2.50 euro, less VAT since their advertised prices include VAT, and then converted to USD)

    EDIT: Looks like they don't remove VAT when you update your country...

  • JarJar Member

    Looks like hostigation backup plans are all in stock.

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