Server Sizing

Russ Allbery rra at
Mon Jan 22 07:33:15 UTC 2001

David Smith <David.Smith at> writes:

> I've just been asked to do a feasibility study for this client into
> having one central news server for all their European sites.

> At the moment they have servers at 5 different places, with different
> configurations. They seem to want to get all the newsgroups apart from
> the binaries.

> Can someone give me a broad outline of the type of storage we are
> looking at to keep that sort of news feed with maybe a two week life for
> articles?

> Gut feel says 50 - 100 gig, if the server is going to survive for more
> than a few months.

If you don't need binaries, two weeks is more like 30GB and 100GB will
probably give you close to two months.

Russ Allbery (rra at             <>

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