[Mageia-discuss] Mageia Mirror size

Ahmad Samir ahmadsamir3891 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 1 05:16:39 CEST 2010

On 1 October 2010 04:30, Thomas Spuhler <thomas at btspuhler.com> wrote:
> 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?
> --
> Thomas

IHMO, SVN (and SRPMS) are more important than binary packages, no
point keeping a twig and killing the tree it came from, right?
especially as SVN logs explain why every thing concerning a particular
package was done in a certain way...

Ahmad Samir

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