File uploads stuck at 0%



  • So I finally decided to try out Sia. I'm hoping I'll be able to use it as my primary solution for online backups (in addition to the offline backups I already keep).

    I downloaded Sia-UI, set up my wallet, loaded $5 into it, allocated 200 SC for the allowance, selected a small folder with ~350 MB of music files to upload as a test, and... nothing. The files got added to my folder in the UI, and they're listed under File Transfers, but they're not uploading at all. siac confirms this:

    $ ./siac renter uploads
    Uploading 27 files:
          98.3 KB  folder/Some Album (with other stuff)/Cover Art.jpg (uploading, 0.00%)
          6.04 MB  folder/Some Album (with other stuff)/song.mp3 (uploading, 0.00%)
          5.04 MB  folder/Another Album/Song.mp3 (uploading, 0.00%)
         16.84 MB  folder/Album/Artist - Song - 09 Song (piano version ft. artist & other artist).flac (uploading, 0.00%)
          43.5 KB  folder/Another Album/Song Cover Art - Cropped.jpg (uploading, 0.00%)
         19.97 MB  folder/Album/Artist - Song - 04 Song.flac (uploading, 0.00%)
         260.2 KB  folder/Album/cover.jpg (uploading, 0.00%)
         29.41 MB  folder/Single Song/Artist - Song.flac (uploading, 0.00%)
         58.99 MB  folder/Album 02/Artist - Song (ft. artist & other artist).flac (uploading, 0.00%)
         146.5 KB  folder/Artist.jpg (uploading, 0.00%)
         21.86 MB  folder/Album/Artist - Song - 05 Song (ft. OtherArtist).flac (uploading, 0.00%)
         22.81 MB  folder/Album/Artist - Song - 07 Song (ft. OtherArtist).flac (uploading, 0.00%)
          20.5 KB  folder/Thumbs.db (uploading, 0.00%)
          52.8 KB  folder/Some Album (with other stuff)/Cover Art - Cropped.jpg (uploading, 0.00%)
          20.5 KB  folder/Some Album (with other stuff)/Thumbs.db (uploading, 0.00%)
           1.6 KB  folder/Some Album (with other stuff)/Description.txt (uploading, 0.00%)
         18.26 MB  folder/Album/Artist - Song - 03 Song (ft. artist & other artist).flac (uploading, 0.00%)
         23.21 MB  folder/Album/Artist - Song - 08 Song.flac (uploading, 0.00%)
         26.46 MB  folder/New Album [2017]/Artist - Song -2017-.flac (uploading, 0.00%)
         23.75 MB  folder/Album/Artist - Song - 01 Song.flac (uploading, 0.00%)
          74.0 KB  folder/Another Album/Song Cover Art.jpg (uploading, 0.00%)
          25.6 KB  folder/Another Album/Thumbs.db (uploading, 0.00%)
         25.78 MB  folder/Album/Other Artist & Artist - Song - 06 Song.flac (uploading, 0.00%)
           2.4 KB  folder/Another Album/Description.txt (uploading, 0.00%)
         22.99 MB  folder/Album/Artist - Song - 02 Song.flac (uploading, 0.00%)
         18.26 MB  folder/Album/Artist, Artist & Another Artist - Song - 10 Song.flac (uploading, 0.00%)
         15.14 MB  folder/RanomSingle/Song.flac (uploading, 0.00%)
    

    (File names redacted.)

    How do I fix this?

    (Also crossposted on Reddit.)


  • Global Moderator

    @Ajedi32
    I believe 200SC is too less for renting (Contracts formation fee gobbles up all your allowance, leaving no allowance for uploads). The community normally recommend to start with a minimum allowance of 500SC.

    Try to see if increasing your allowance fixes the problem.

    FYI Sia is not that efficient at uploading small files. Check here

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  • @SandBlock There are still plenty of funds left in my allowance, so I don't think that's the issue:

    $ ./siac renter
    Renter info:
            Allowance:         200 SC
              Spent Funds:     32.17 SC
                Storage:       0 H
                Upload:        0 H
                Download:      0 H
                Fees:          32.17 SC
              Unspent Funds:   167.8 SC
                Allocated:     34.5 SC
                Unallocated:   133.3 SC
    [...]
    

    I've still got 167.8 SC left, and none of that has been spent on uploads. And that's after I already established all 50 contracts:

    $ ./siac renter contracts
    Showing 50 Contracts:
    Total stored in contracts:       0 B
    Host                               Remaining Funds  Spent Funds  Spent Fees  Data  End Height  ID                                                                GoodForUpload  GoodForRenew
    24.10.168.97:9982                  884.4 mS              0 H     448.9 mS    0 B   177037      1369cb7fbed5c5c0b230ca42c1502be1058a0e234bce4b9ebd56870f6bd83d32  true           true
    siaberry.strangled.net:8862        883.3 mS              0 H       450 mS    0 B   177037      b6e25fbe00961989cc232a446a50a9db409ac9ae53b9ad5cbde9ebbe4af443e8  true           true
    siaberry.strangled.net:8868        883.3 mS              0 H       450 mS    0 B   177037      f363ce792ebce50cb8fc2420859919b63187205f87ae716a9996af1a2b7b5f09  true           true
    [...]
    

  • Global Moderator

    @Ajedi32
    Siad is known to not show the correct amount of funds for hosting and renting.

    Normally, this problem is solve by increasing allowance to a minimum of 500SC. Unused allowance will be returned after your contract ends anyway.

    Find me on the Official Sia Discord.

    Feel free to donate and support me!
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    DCR: DsSKZQkB1MZ81o5DtePbmC3swPCzgbtdg6f
    ETH/ETC: 0x5d67690768F0Fc4780c578393Ca567e5bCb38378

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