I’m currently having allot of problems with DigitalOcean, I don’t know if my setup/configuration is bad or DO is just crapping on my VPS…
time dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=16k count=10000 10000+0 records in 10000+0 records out 163840000 bytes (164 MB) copied, 12.0611 s, 13.6 MB/s real 0m12.093s user 0m0.004s sys 0m0.374s
This is not really giving allot of hope …
I contacted the support and they offered -after confirmation of these results- to move to another hypervisor in the same region. Weirdly enough they asked me to shutdown the machine myself, then respond to the ticket. While I know I could have floating ip/failover/… they could have just shutdown, move and restart. Minimizing the downtime was not an option. That said, they where quick to help me out, see the timeline :
- me> Created ticket @ 10:24
- digitalocean> First response @ 10:58
- My repeat test @ 11:25
- digitalocean> second response @ 11:54
- confirmation of move @ 12:08
- digitalocean> move confirmed. @ 12:43
I had database backed up, and took a snapshot before confirming the move; Cause I had to shutdown myself the downtime was ~2 hours. The sad part is, the upgrade itself only took 4 min 2 seconds and 8 seconds to boot up again. So a 5 minute “upgrade” took the site out for 2 hours.
Now rerunning this dd the lowest value was 177MB/s and the highest 646 MB/s.
time dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=16k count=10000 10000+0 records in 10000+0 records out 163840000 bytes (164 MB) copied, 0.253633 s, 646 MB/s real 0m0.256s user 0m0.007s sys 0m0.247s
That is more like a RAID5 SSD speed.