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

From: Paul Johnson <pauljohn32_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2011 12:47:15 -0500


Hi, everybody

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.

CRAN now is about 68GB, and about 3/4 of that is in the bin folder, where one finds copies of compiled packages for macosx and windows. If the administrators of CRAN would move the packages for R before, say, 2.12, to long term storage, then mirror management would be a bit more, well, manageable.

Moving the R for windows packages for, say, R 2.0 through 2.10 would save some space, and possibly establish a useful precedent for the long term.

Here's the bin/windows folder. Note it is expanding exponentially (or nearly so)

$ du --max-depth=1 | sort

1012644 ./2.6
103504  ./1.7
122200  ./1.8
1239876 ./2.7
1487024 ./2.8
15220   ./ATLAS
167668  ./1.9
17921604        .
1866196 ./2.9
204392  ./2.0
2207708 ./2.10
2340120 ./2.13
2356272 ./2.12
2403176 ./2.11
298620  ./2.1
364292  ./2.2
438044  ./2.3

595920 ./2.4
698064 ./2.5

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Paul E. Johnson
Professor, Political Science
1541 Lilac Lane, Room 504
University of Kansas



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