[Rd] CRAN mirror size mushrooming; consider archiving some?

Hadley Wickham hadley at rice.edu
Wed Jul 27 00:08:57 CEST 2011

>> I'm setting up a new CRAN mirror and filled up the disk space the
>> server allotted me.  I asked for more, then filled that up.  Now the
>> system administrators want me to buy an $800 fiber channel card and a
>> storage device.  I'm going to do that, but it does make want to
>> suggest to you that this is a problem.
> Why? Just for the mirror? That's nonsense. A 6 year old outdated desktop
> machine (say upgraded to 2GB RAM) with a 1T harddisc for 50$ should be fine
> for your first tries. The bottleneck will probably be your network
> connection rather than the storage.

Another perspective is that it costs ~$10 / month to store 68 Gb of
data on amazon's S3.  And then you pay 12c / GB for download.


Assistant Professor / Dobelman Family Junior Chair
Department of Statistics / Rice University

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