Scaleway's free 75GB Object Storage

ref: scaleway.com/en/pricing/?tags=storage

I was logged into my console and ready to set this up when I thought I should ask first: Anyone else done this? Is it really 75GB free? I see the ***asterisks, but they are never qualified anywhere (as far as I can tell).

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  • Hover over the "Legal Notice" to see the qualifications. The way I read it, the first 75GB of one zone infrequent access is free. The catch is that the standard/default storage class in Paris isn't ONEZONE_IA, but the standard in Amsterdam and Warsaw is (at least for now).

    I had to add "storage_class = ONEZONE_IA" to my rclone config for Paris.

    I haven't received an invoice since I started using object storage, but the estimated breakdown on the billing page only shows storage charges for local SSD (which would be my stardust instance).

  • @JBB said:
    Hover over the "Legal Notice" to see the qualifications. The way I read it, the first 75GB of one zone infrequent access is free. The catch is that the standard/default storage class in Paris isn't ONEZONE_IA, but the standard in Amsterdam and Warsaw is (at least for now).

    I had to add "storage_class = ONEZONE_IA" to my rclone config for Paris.

    I haven't received an invoice since I started using object storage, but the estimated breakdown on the billing page only shows storage charges for local SSD (which would be my stardust instance).

    I guess that's what I got charged anyway when I used it...

  • I created test buckets in all regions and played with rclone.

    For Paris, I had:

          type = s3
          provider = Scaleway
          region = fr-par
          endpoint = https://s3.fr-par.scw.cloud
          acl = private
          storage_class = ONEZONE_IA
    

    Amsterdam:

          type = s3
          provider = Scaleway
          region = nl-ams
          endpoint = https://s3.nl-ams.scw.cloud
          acl = private
          storage_class = STANDARD
    

    Warsaw:

          type = s3
          provider = Scaleway
          region = pl-waw
          endpoint = https://s3.pl-waw.scw.cloud
          acl = private
          storage_class = STANDARD
    

    It's annoying the ONEZONE_IA only works in Paris. I'm concerned if Amsterdam and Warsaw go multi-zone I'll have to change my config. (Paris also seemed about 20% slower when testing from my VM in Dallas.) Prelim invoice for July shows usage but no charge for object storage. 2 stardust instances ran to 0.8 euro this month.

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  • vyasvyas OGContent Writer

    Why are folks complaining about quirks of a free service?
    If paid plans had them, concerns are valid of course.

    But bitching about free? Whats this LET?

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  • @vyas said: But bitching about free? Whats this LET?

    People don't want to sign up for something "free" and then get a surprise charge for it because they didn't use it exactly the way the fine print said. Like maybe it's only free when there is a full moon on a Tuesday. Or in this particular case, it sounds like it's only free if the client computer is in Paris.

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  • AdvinAdvin Hosting Provider

    You can probably proxy through a Scaleway VPS for free traffic :p

  • vyasvyas OGContent Writer

    Scaleway is member of bandwidth alliance

    So egress via Cloudflare should be feee

    Same as backblaze

    That triggered a part of my previous question

    Thx for the answers

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  • @JBB, cheers for the test info!

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