Upload /download slow - NPM + Cloudflare + VM

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The issue you are facing:

I am running Nextcloud as a VM on ESXi 8. I am using Nginx Proxy Manager as a reversed proxy.
My DNS is handled by Cloudflare, proxy on/off doesn’t make a difference.

The problem is internally when i upload a couple of GB’s the transfer speed goes up to about 60MB/s and then drops to 4/5 MB’s. PfSense shows me this.

I use to have Nextcloud on an own external IPv4 address, i didn’t have this problem with that setup.

From a different external location i am getting about 25MB/s. Still not great but better than 5MB/s. So the problems seems to be internally. I am not using split DNS but PfSense does do Hairpin as far as i know.

Any ideas on how to fix this? I think the problem isn’t NC but NPM/CF. Since i didn’t have these problems before.

Is this the first time you’ve seen this error? (Y/N):

Steps to replicate it:

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