[Mageia-discuss] Mageia Mirror size

Thomas Spuhler thomas at btspuhler.com
Fri Oct 1 04:30:58 CEST 2010

On Thursday, September 30, 2010 06:32:29 pm Olivier Thauvin wrote:
> Hi,
> I did started to contact some people to find Tier1 mirrors. One question
> come immediatelly: what will be the size of our mirror tree ?
> To have an idea I checked the mirror of the current Mandriva cooker and
> the result make me afraid.
> The current cooker tree (RPMS + installer only) is 88GB (SRPMS + i586 +
> x86_64). If I add 3 DVD iso (4GB each) I get around 100GB.
> This mean at the begining our mirror will be ~80 GB and in 3 years (1
> release every 6 months) our tree size will be around 700GB !
> 700GB is an huge size. I know anyone can buy a 1 TB hard drive for a
> small price, however this is not the way it works in real datacenter
> where people take care to the safety of data (RAID1 is two disk). And
> we have to think to future: what will be the size in 6 years ?
> The current full Mandriva mirror is more than 1,2 TB.
> So an immediate question come: should we try to reduce the size ?
> There are solutions, but they implies changes in our development
> process and have counter parts:
> - using hardlink between RPM:
>   - can be done for noarch inside a release
>   - no resiging packages from cooker to stable at release (rpm changes,
>     any possible hardlink get broken)
> - do not push -debug: will bother others developers
> - removing old distro (having another tree for old): this usualy
>   bother people having old distribution still working on some
>   computers, 3 years is not a so long timelife
> So:
> - is this kind of size an issue ?
> - do we have to reduce it ?
> - do you have comments/idea about this state ?
> Regards.
Isn't the SVN that uses most of the space? Do we need to have everything back 
to the beginning incl all releases?


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