Good article:overview ratio?

Basil Kruglov basil at
Mon Dec 6 20:07:06 UTC 1999

On Mon, Dec 06, 1999 at 03:10:20PM -0400, The Hermit Hacker wrote:
> Morning all...
> 	We're just rebuilding our server, throwing in, to start, 4x18gig
> drives for article:overview, and 18gig for be grown
> thereafter using 36gig drives...
> 	Right now, I'm seeing ~5gig of articles for ever 1gig of
> overview...( 7343179art:12970931overview )... but that 5:1 ratio is just
> the most recent, as my overview buffer 'threshold' keeps getting bumped,
> and, therefore, dropping...
> 	Has anyone been able to come up with some sort of "safe ratio" for
> estimating this, or is this going to be one of those "stumble
> blindly" sort of issues? 

7571544 art, from history.dir, ~12GIGs out of 36.1GB in use
~news/bin/inndf -n
6722905 overview data stored, about 70%-75% in use, ~4gigs total for overbuff

size of history:
-rw-rw-r--   1 root     news     672096341 Dec  6 13:52 history
going up to 690M, and getting dropped to ~620M every night.

server has been running for almost a month, see

-Basil Kruglov

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