Using Minio for backup, any experience/suggestions?
Been using OVH Object Storage for a while lately, and it's okay but with how much data I have on my Cloudron, the costs have quickly expanded to be around $30/month just for the ~2 TB of storage used when backups retention policy is set to 2 daily, 4 weekly. Starting to look at alternatives if I can, one option is the new Wasabi datacentre in Toronto (I need to keep my data in Canada).
Alternatively, I'm considering a second Cloudron instance on a cheap OVH instance (~$8/month) with a 100 GB block storage attached (~5), and using Minio as the connection method.
Was just curious... does anyone have experience with this? Has it worked well for you? Do you find speeds are okay? Of course I guess it depends on the network speeds, and that's where OVH isn't the best at but they do have a private network to connect two public cloud instances and I suspect that'd significantly beef up my transfer speeds between Cloudron and the backup drive on another instance.
Will probably test this out in the near future, but while I'm testing I figured I"d start a thread on it to get some initial thoughts, recommendations, experience, etc.
I know one thing I suspect may be a problem is still the storage size, but I was using tgz with OVH Object Storage as it offered the quickest speeds, but with the detriment of extra storage space consumption. I presume using rsync on would prevent that storage space to come back down to a more reasonable 100-200 GB number, eh? At least I think it might. I know I was using an 80 GB disk before for the backups and it was fine using the rsync method, of course I have more data now but I suspect I'd be able to keep it around the 100 GB number, give or take a bit.
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You check the other threads on this? It works with caveats.
@robi I only found a couple threads and either were quite old or didn’t seem too relevant, but maybe it’s because I’m completely new to MinIO. Any posts you think I should look at in particular?
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@d19dotca No. I'd use
minio backupas search terms.
From what I recall, it works fine w/o encryption, but if you set it, it can generate long filenames that fail a backup.
Likely also depends on the Apps you're backing up as some have lots of nested file trees, like Nextcloud.