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

From: Jeffrey Ryan <jeffrey.ryan_at_lemnica.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2011 17:17:43 -0500

Or one could buy an iPod and host it from there ;-)

160 GB for US$250. Uwe's plan is probably better though...

Jeff

On Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 5:08 PM, Hadley Wickham <hadley_at_rice.edu> wrote:

> >> 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 A 6 year old outdated desktop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.
>
> Hadley
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