Hello, I've been using clouddrive for some time and have been happy. Have uploaded around 50tb to my clouddrive as of now and it has been working fine.
However, I'm about to set up a more serious permanent secondary backup solution using multiple clouddrives with drivepool to get one gigantic backup pool with duplication and in that i have some questions.
I have some pretty big storage needs so the number of clouddrives/partition needs to be pretty substantial. I have about ~120-130tb right now that i'm going to upload over the coming months/year.
However i dont want huge volumes in case something goes wrong. My solution today is pretty scary to me with only a huge 50tb volume, so i want to use several smaller drives. I'm thinking that 15tb is the sweetspot for me in case one of the drives decides to take a turn for the worse corruption wise. It won't be ages to recover by uploading/downloading/chkdsk. I also have a problem with this drive now that i can't figure out (I get checksum errors when i update to newer version, but not the one i am currently on, but that is something i can fiddle around with when the time comes to migrate eventually)
Since i want duplication, and i want this to be futureproof i'm thinking the total drive size with drivepool should be something around 1Petabyte total. I will already fill up 250~tb just by what i have now, and it's ever expanding, so I'm just doubling down on size from the start. Everything also is going to be encrypted.
So the questions begin: Should i create many single drives in clouddrive (mounted to folders ofc) that are 15tb each, (about 70 of them) or 4 big 256tb drives that are divided up in to 15tb partitions (mounted in folders) and pool it with drivepool? What are the Pro's and Con's? If there are no cons, 4 huge drives with partitions are obviously the preferred solutions (unlocking drives etc is a mess)
Both clouddrive and drivepool have duplication. Where should i set it? Should i set in on the clouddrive disks and let drivepool just do the pooling, or should i not set it on the clouddrive and instead set the pool duplication on drivepool.
When i get this up and running and start to upload, since this is one account from google. How can i limit the total bandwidth across all disks to 75mbps for the initial massive upload? Will there be a problem with API calls when the amount of drives/Partitions gets so high?
Since the internet speeds where i live now is pretty garbage, I'm planning on doing most of the initial upload in another location with my laptop and external drives. This laptop obviously has limited cache size (around 50-70gb total). Will that be enough to handle the initial upload if i copy large quantities of data at a time? will Clouddrive just limit itself to the 75mbps speed on the copy when it hits the "cap" of used up space on the drive?
Also, will there be a problem when I migrate back to the main computer? I was planning on buying another drivepool licence just for this initial upload, does that matter when migrating from one licence to another?
Also, since this is a pretty big project that i will have to sink a good amount of time into, any tips on how to set this up as smoothly as possible would be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks in advance for responses