I couldn’t think of a good title for what I’m looking to do so let me explain. I’d like to come up with a solution that is the least expensive alternative between unreliably hosting IPFS content on my home machine and a pinning service.
This would be for things that I’m not that serious about but would like them to at least be available with some reliability. For the most part my home machine is fairly reliable and I’m already paying for that so I’d like to rely on it as much as possible. What I really need is some replication so that the one or two times I’m offline for a short wile content is still available.
What I’m thinking of is an AWS instance that I can replicate to but doesn’t serve any content as long as my home machine is available and only starts providing content if my home machine goes off line. Since I won’t be adding content directly to the AWS machine it can be fairly small and if I use S3 the storage shouldn’t be too bad. I’m ok with the fixed storage cost but what I’m trying to avoid is the network IO if possible. I’m not quite sure how this would stack up against a pinning service so If someone knows what the relative pricing that would be good to know.
Good idea? Bad idea?