Which is better for Nextcloud for performance and reliability: Spaces or Block Storage

Posted August 15, 2018 8k views
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I need to store ~100GB of data in the cloud using Nextcloud. Would Spaces or Block Storage be best from a performance and reliability perspective?


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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.
  • Thank you X40C for taking the time to answer. I had actually already read that article previously but as a novice on server setups I could use some additional guidance.

    Would I be right in saying spaces would be cheaper with a trade of in performance while blocks would be more expensive but with less latency equaling better performance?

    • There’s a request limit @ Spaces i believe but yea your assessment is more or less accurate. Spaces would be more of a cold storage thingy where you would store your back'ups and such where as Block Storage is just another network drive you can mount as a device on a VM and use it as local storage.