Is "S3" plugin stable?

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hstraf
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Is "S3" plugin stable?

Post by hstraf »

Hello,

I would like to host my offsite daily backups at BackBlaze. I see this is possible using the "S3" plugin, but it says it is experimental.

Is the plugin stable? What are the current problems and bugs?

Thanks.
JetAppsRichard
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Re: Is "S3" plugin stable?

Post by JetAppsRichard »

Hello,

Currently, the S3 Plugin is marked as "experimental" as our developers are continually working on stabilizing the new Indexing Engine (jetindex). At this time there are known issues that we are resolving on our next update (v5.2.1) which will be available on the EDGE tier within the next month. With feedback from our QA Team and other users, we are looking to move the S3 Plugin to stable sometime in late Q1 of 2022.

With that being said, I would also like to note that there have received several reports and are fully aware of the sub-par performance with BackBlaze. Sources state that BackBlaze went away with load balancing and "well-known URLs" commonly used by S3 providers in favor of what they call "Contract Architecture" which is inherently more prone to receive 500/503 errors, especially for high inode workloads as it requires JetBackup to open up more connections. Their proposed solution is to keep retrying to upload data to a different URL ("vault") when a 500/503 error occurs. You can get more information regarding BackBlaze's Contract Architecture and comparison to a standard S3 Vendor such as Amazon here: https://www.backblaze.com/blog/design-t ... atibility/
Best Regards,
Richard, JetApps Team
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