Any experience with Storj ?

That decentralized well to storage has got my attention.

But I having a hard time to install it on my drobo 5n.


Any clue ?

hi venax,
ricardo has done some cool stuff with apps and crashplan (for as long as that lasts), maybe he or some others can have some ideas for you.

from what i can see, it does sound interesting… imagine having some drobos, on rental, (or “on the beer tap”) that could maybe pay for themselves over time, via rental.

am not sure of the cost analysis yet as someone mentioned something about data being duplicated 20 times, or factored out before more data is stored on the same place? (so maybe 20TB might only get income for 1TB but its all still in alpha or beta) and bandwidth might end up causing issues if data is retrieved often, but it does sound interesting. :slight_smile:

Very interesting , sounds like this kind of technology will rule the word soon.

And Ricardo, if you have something it will be very appreciated.

Getting a more detail in this approach , this is where I got so far :

In order to use the Storj you need to have a daemon based on Node.js running on your Drobo, but it should be a newer version.

I tried to update my Node.js install via npm but it didn’t work as expected. I’m facing problems it TAR during install.

robo5N:/mnt/DroboFS/Shares/DroboApps $ sudo npm install -g n
/mnt/DroboFS/Shares/DroboApps/nodejs/bin/n -> /mnt/DroboFS/Shares/DroboApps/nodejs/lib/node_modules/n/bin/n
n@2.1.4 /mnt/DroboFS/Shares/DroboApps/nodejs/lib/node_modules/n

Drobo5N:/mnt/DroboFS/Shares/DroboApps $ sudo n lts

install : node-v6.9.4
mkdir : /usr/local/n/versions/node/6.9.4
[color=#FF0000]fetch : https://nodejs.org/dist/v6.9.4/node-v6.9.4-linux-armv7l.tar.gz
/bin/tar: unrecognized option ‘–strip-components=1’[/color]
BusyBox v1.23.2 (2015-11-06 13:39:54 PST) multi-call binary.

Looks like the TAR did not recognize the ‘–strip-components=1’.

Any help you be appreciated.

You could try to download the tar binary from another ARMv7 distribution, and copy it to the Drobo. Mind you, you have to be careful not to replace the system’s tar binary, so a bit of PATH trickery should be used.

Unfortunately, I can not help you! I’m not good at this. Sorry!((
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