Ways Cloudron can help with Object Storage
Block Storage has a file structure with which many users will be familiar, a directory / folder system.
Object Storage doesn't have this overhead so can store more files in the same space, however if things go wrong with the system, it can be a mess.
Perhaps Cloudron has ways to mitigate Object Storage problems if they do happen. Here is what Claude AI had to say on the matter. Maybe Cloudron could facilitate some of these, if it doesn't already.
Implement a tagging strategy and metadata - Assign tags and custom metadata to categorize objects from the start. This improves searchability and organization.
Enable versioning - Versioning lets you recover from unintended overwrites or deletions by restoring a previous object version.
Set object locks - Lock objects to make them read-only or immutable for a defined retention period to prevent alteration or deletion.
Structure your storage thoughtfully - Have a clear folder hierarchy and intuitive naming conventions even in bucket "flat" storage.
Automate workflows - Lifecycle policies can automatically transition objects between access tiers or delete objects after a time period.
Backup your object storage - Backup objects using native backup tools or to another cloud provider in case you need to restore.
Create inventory reports - Run regular inventories to identify problem areas that need cleaning up.
The risk lies less in object storage as a whole but rather in failing to utilize in-built capabilities for protection, automation, organization, and recovery. Paying close attention to these areas makes object storage reliable and able to scale massively while avoiding becoming a messy problem later on.