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Re: Reasonable maximum package size ?

On Sun, Jun 10, 2007 at 06:59:49PM +0100, Wouter Verhelst <wouter@debian.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 05, 2007 at 11:31:37AM +0200, Pierre Habouzit wrote:
> > On Tue, Jun 05, 2007 at 10:27:26AM +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> > > Diskspace *is* a problem for mirrors, as is bandwidth in many countries.
> > > Also, you should think about this issue not just in the context of the
> > > single package you are interested in but as a general policy.
> > 
> >   Honnestly, no, this is not true anymore nowadays. With a 500Gb sata
> > hard drive, you're able to have a full debian mirror (all archs). Such a
> > disk is around 100€ nowadays.
> ... but it will break down in three months with the typical usage
> pattern of a public Debian mirror.
> A typical 300GB server-class hotpluggable SATA or SAS disk is quite a
> bit more expensive than a typical desktop-class 500GB hard disk, and for
> a RAID setup that will actually survive the breakdown of a number of
> moving parts parts, you'll need at least four or five of them.

Actual data seems to show the cheap desktop disks are not worse than
so-called server-class disks.


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