Bitcoin full node with Spaces

Posted November 24, 2020 1.7k views
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Is it possible to store the blockchain in Spaces instead of in Volumes?

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Hi there @corpClam,

I believe that it is better to stick to Block storage as it provides low latency IO.

For more information on the difference between Block storage and Object storage, I could suggest going through this tutorial here:

It will give you some really good information about the advantages and the disadvantages of both.


by Brian Boucheron
Flexible and scalable data storage is a baseline requirement for most applications and services being developed today. With today's complex deployments, containers, and ephemeral infrastructure, the days of simply saving files to disk on a single server are gone. Cloud providers have developed services to fill the storage needs of modern application deployments, and they mostly fit into two categories: object storage, and block storage.
  • Thanks, Bobby! Yes, there is a tradeoff. I was more looking for a binary answer - it it possible/not? Have someone tried it or is someone running one currently?

    • Hi there @corpClam,

      I’m afraid that I’ve not personally tested this with a full node, but my advice would be to test both for a specific period of time and see which works best for you.

      Let me know how it goes!