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I see a lot of offers for storage vps, but not sure how to use it, besides sending files via sftp. How could I use it to extend the storage size of a vps I already own. Would it have to be with the same provider? Do you mount it somehow. Thanks in advance.
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There are multiple ways to mount it to your other server, the performance depends on network between those 2 servers.
If you would be using it for media like Plex storage, nextcould etc it will work fine even if network is not the best, while something with a lot of random small writes/reads like database is not suitable on such storage.
@drizbo is right
I personally have an LA storage VPS mounted over SSHFS to a VPS in Tokyo and it works fine for Plex. Not sure about your use case though
A storage VPS might not be best choice if you just want to extend the storage of an existing VPS. It's not a substitute for cloud storage and not as reliable for data storage as a decent cloud provider.
Storage VPSs are normally used for services which deals with large amount of data (like torrenting, media servers and some type of websites) and initially require the computing resources of a VPS for running.
To your question, rclone gives multiple options for mounting.
Could you give a brief overview of how to set up?
This should suffice. I went with sshfs because it was easy and didnt really require any extra setup on the storage VM besides my SSH credentials.
Thanks! Much appreciated.
Setup Wireguard and FTP server
Connect 2 servers with wireguard.
Mount FTP server with Rclone.
Enjoy fast and secure file transfer with min loss and min cpu load.
Alternatively, sign up with a host that offers block storage volumes, and then you can resize at will. Vultr, Hetzner, Buyvm, etc.
For that use case you probably want iSCSI over WireGuard
If you want multiple connections then NFS (over WireGuard)
If you want simplicity then rclone mount sftp
Don’t use sshfs - rclone mount is better
Excellent concept thanks for your time!