Project Name: Proxmox Backup Cloud Extension
Project Lead: Rodney Wild
Company: A-Z Computer Solutions
We purpose to increase the amount of stored data on the Sia network. At the moment there are a low number of big renters uploading data to the sia network. We purpose to develop a cloud backup module for proxmox backup that would take proxmox backup data and hold a replication of it at an external service provider. This can either be done directly via a local sia host or via a satellite when that service is complete. Proxmox backup server is a great candidate for using sia because of its large data sets. Even a basic proxmox backup can be TBs in size and if freely adopted could put many petabytes of data onto the sia network. Backups out in the sia network add an extra level of redundancy to local backups should a disaster recovery scenario happen and allow businesses that use the PBC extension to have a greater level of recoverability from disaster situations. For example, if the business or data center where their primary backup data is housed burns down to the ground or gets flooded. When it comes to backups, we think its good idea to have the original running host, an on site backup and fairly recent off site backup just in case something happens for business continuity purposes.
The project source code shall be maintained in a public repository located on github.
The project shall have the following milestones:
Development of the main cloud backup module (July – Dec 23)
Development of the Sia Transfer Plugin (Jan 24 - Mar 24)
Testing of the product and website development to support the project (Mar - May 24)
The project will be using renterd software as the base for the customization. The progress of Phase 1 will therefore depend on i. but since renterd is close to completion the risk is fairly low to non existent.
The other rise would be the loss of a developer once the project is started and not being able to find another developer. As I will be hiring with an agency I think that risk is low. Although I am not a developer, I have been a project manager for a number of projects in my 35 year career in IT, some development related and some in other areas, so this would not be my first project that I will be managing.
The project is requesting 55,000 USD, paid in Siacoins, for the following 12 months. The spendings can be itemized as follows:
50,000 USD shall constitute the salary of the developer, paid monthly or quarterly, at the discretion of the Foundation, at the beginning of each period. This person, will be a hired position.
1,000 USD shall be used to pay for the project infrastructure (test servers and environment, subscriptions, etc.) for the duration of the project, paid upon completion of Phase 1.
2,000 USD shall be used for testing of the product (we plan to have a number of people do testing of the modules and will cover a small subsidy to cover cost of people testing the product while it is in beta similar to the way the foundation has incentivized participation in the testnet).
2,000 USD paid to the project manager of the project to cover administrative costs
The progress of the development shall be reported on a monthly basis in the community Discord.
The project lead is kindly asking the Foundation to review this proposal. He is also encouraging the community to ask as many questions as needed to improve the clarity of the project scope and the expected outcome. Our goal is to increase the amount of data on the sia network and increase the level of redundancy of backups in the proxmox virtual environment and provide for disaster recovery.
Will all of your project’s code be open-source?
[Projects can use closed-source components, but can’t develop closed-source code. If any of your project’s code is closed-source, please describe what code and why.]
There is a possibility that there will be extra functionality developed via additional plugins for other cloud platforms. but these will be closed source and a premium feature. Sia will be the only open-source plugin developed for the cloud back project.
Leave a link where the code will be accessible for review.
Do you agree to submit monthly progress reports?
[Progress reports must be submitted monthly here in the forum.]
I agree to share monthly updates in the forum and on discord.