Since around mindnight (CET) between 4. and 5. of November, access to files stored on block storage has been terrible. Especially accessing lots of files in a short timespan (e.g running a backup etc) is sometimes taking much, much longer than it used to do.
I can see processes that normally finish in 3-4 minutes now taking almost an hour to complete, and the droplet is almost unusable while it is running, due to IO-Wait which again leads to other processes timing out, and extreme high memory usage.

I can clearly see this in the IO, Network, load avarega and CPU and Memory graphs, where there is a clear correlation bewteen the different graphs, and when this happens. The Storage-graph on the other hand, does not show any significant change in usage before or after November 5. So I do not believe this is due to something I have done on the server.

Did anything change with block storage in Amsterdam at that time?
Is there anything I can do to mitigate this problem?

edited by bobbyiliev

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You can always check if we have any system level issues on our status page:

Likewise if you are having a specific performance related issue it is best to open a support ticket so that our support team can troubleshoot the issue with you and provide a resolution.

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