HOWTO Use Amazon Cloud Drive for host storage (Ubuntu)
A free year of Amazon's Unlimited Everything cloud drive (regular price $59.99/yr) is included when you buy a device/table at Amazon. Seemed like a good idea to put that unlimited storage to some good use :-)
The instructions below use
acd_cli(GitHub) to configure a FUSE mount point on your local file system, to which the
/hostfolder is then symlinked.
I have not yet fully tested this. Initial tests suggests it may be a bit slow. I'll let this run for a while and share my experiences.
Set up acd_cli
sudo apt-get install python3-pip
sudo pip3 install --upgrade git+https://github.com/yadayada/acd_cli.git
Authorize acd_cli to access your Amazon account.
acd_cli -v init
and follow in-terminal instructions.
Synchronize local database
Mount Amazon drive in a local directory
acd_cli mount ~/Amazon
Replace /host directory with a symlink to Amazon drive
cd ~/Sia(location where your
mv host/ host.ori
ln -s ~/Amazon/siahost host
cp host.ori/settings.json ./host/
That's it :-)
Does this effect the network negatively or is this just as fine as a regular dedicated host (if not better due to more reliable uptime?)
If you don't have unlimited bandwidth with amazon you should be careful, the reason I want to switch my hosting to here from there is the $80/month for about 35gb bandwidth...
It won't improve the uptime since Sia is still running on your own computer. You would only use the Amazon cloud drive for storage of hosted files.