I just stumbled upon Duplicati and its integration with Sia. It’s an interesting stroage model and rather cheap. Since one mounts the backup location locally would this be a low hanging fruit for restic?
Hi @thob and welcome back
Restic utilizes rclone for many of the backends and for Sia there is an open PR at https://github.com/rclone/rclone/pull/3584 which you can follow.
You can check out the documentation at: Other Services via rclone
Let us know if this would solve your request.
thanks. I also found https://bitbucket.org/blockstorage/repertory/src/master/ for mounting SIA locally.
I find the potential to use Sia through rclone rather interesting for the future. However, I believe today Sia has a 40Mb minimum file size, which would be quite a killer for a full Restic repository. Back of the envelope (E&OE: I’ve only started looking into this today, so please correct me!), my 760Gb repository would be padded to 6Tb. Using the price calculator, that’d be about 50-60USD per year, for storage, and a single upload and download of the entire database (without considering incremental changes). Sia’s Trello roadmap lists reducing the minimum file limit as a short-term goal, where it’s been since June. To get around it today, maybe tar each restic data subdirectory… viable for repo cold-storage I suppose, but not very flexible.
I’ve heard they gonna tackle the file size issue next year. I’m more or less experimenting only and spending a few Siacoins along the way