Servarica - Quick review

I recently setup a Servarica BF server as a remote backup of DirectAdmin users. It was surprising that their BF sale units are still available now (https://clients.servarica.com/store/black-friday-2021). The box is a Polar Bear Storage Offer. Specs are

  • 2 CPU cores
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 2TB disk
  • Unlimited transfer on 100mbps
  • or 4TB limit on 1gbps
  • 1x IPv4
  • IPv6 available by request

Let's start with the YABS

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Mon Jan 10 12:27:06 EST 2022

Basic System Information:
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Processor  : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2650 v2 @ 2.60GHz
CPU cores  : 2 @ 2593.867 MHz
AES-NI     : ✔ Enabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ❌ Disabled
RAM        : 1.8 GiB
Swap       : 1024.0 MiB
Disk       : 2.0 TiB

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
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Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ----
Read       | 24.26 MB/s    (6.0k) | 152.11 MB/s   (2.3k)
Write      | 24.27 MB/s    (6.0k) | 152.92 MB/s   (2.3k)
Total      | 48.53 MB/s   (12.1k) | 305.03 MB/s   (4.7k)
           |                      |
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ----
Read       | 163.50 MB/s    (319) | 158.09 MB/s    (154)
Write      | 172.19 MB/s    (336) | 168.61 MB/s    (164)
Total      | 335.70 MB/s    (655) | 326.70 MB/s    (318)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
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Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed
                |                           |                 |
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 942 Mbits/sec   | 915 Mbits/sec
Online.net      | Paris, FR (10G)           | 921 Mbits/sec   | 912 Mbits/sec  
WorldStream     | The Netherlands (10G)     | busy            | 912 Mbits/sec  
WebHorizon      | Singapore (400M)          | 177 Mbits/sec   | 167 Mbits/sec  
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 1.19 Gbits/sec  | 955 Mbits/sec  
Velocity Online | Tallahassee, FL, US (10G) | 1.07 Gbits/sec  | 940 Mbits/sec  
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 881 Mbits/sec   | 849 Mbits/sec
Iveloz Telecom  | Sao Paulo, BR (2G)        | 375 Mbits/sec   | 881 Mbits/sec  

Geekbench 5 Benchmark Test:
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Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 560                           
Multi Core      | 1063                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v5/cpu/12097158

I am not bothered about I/O speeds, since it is a HDD and also a server that is used for remote backups. Connectivity was the main point. I switched the setting to the 1Gbps with 4TB limit instead of the unlimited 100mbps. The above speeds clearly indicate a good network. The uptime of the server (service provisioned since Jan 10) is at 100%.

This is my third server with Servarica. The newer 2TB servers are more responsive than a 1.5TB server I have from 2 years ago. I attribute it to newer hardware. As a backup server, I would recommend them. Do any of you have experience with this provider? Comments welcome

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