Why transferring files from Droplet to Spaces is counting as Public Bandwitch?

November 9, 2017 1k views
Object Storage DigitalOcean Networking Ubuntu

I'm copying files from my droplet located in NYC3 region to my new Spaces bucket also located in NYC3 region.
The total filesize is 18GB.

When I look on my droplet graphs page, it's counting as public bandwitch. Is this right?
I'm accessing the Spaces bucket using https://{bucketname}.nyc3.digitaloceanspaces.com/.
Is there any kind of "private address"?

Thx

2 Answers

Do you have a private network adapter configured?

because spaces endpoints (currently) exist only within the public ip space i think it won't matter whether you have a private ip or not because Spaces outbound is public only. i'd like to see private endpoints but have no idea if that's planned. for what it's worth, below may address the root concern you may have here.

there are no bandwidth charges to/from Spaces/Droplets so long as the the Spaces objects and Droplets exist within the same regional datacenter.

see: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/spaces-bandwidth-pricing

no answer yet (at the above link) as to whether or not both Spaces & Droplet must be owned by the same user account.

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