My only concern with the XenForo image proxy is that it will be writing a ton of images to my SSD since my sites are photography forums. I am a little concerned about SSD health with this. Is there any way to monitor that? Should I not be concerned? I have a good, redundant on- and off-site backup strategy, but I'd prefer to not have to use it!
I realize this isn't a XenForo issue and will be asking my server host the same question but was hoping to benefit from some of the local expertise. Thanks!
UPDATE: My hosting company replied: We use a command line application called smartctl to monitor the SMART data of our drives. It can be installed via your OS's package manager. Information on how to use it can be found in the link below. /dev/sda and /dev/sdb would be the drives you want to test. You can get a readout of the drivs mounted to the server by entering "fdisk -l".