The amount disk space required for a Magnolia instance depends on what data you store and how many versions of content you keep. Today, marketing oriented websites use a lot of images and video. It is not uncommon for such a website to have 5-10 GB of Web content.
|What takes space?||GB|
|Total website content including assets such as images and videos.||5|
|Magnolia and Tomcat systems.||0.5|
|Cached content. Assume cache is 70% full.||3.5|
|Site is served in two languages. The other language is also cached.||3.5|
Content is indexed for search. A compressed index is 20% of the original data size.
|Logs: access, audit, error||5|
|Temporary storage for streaming large files||5|
|Total for a public instance||23.5|
|Versioning on author instance. Assume 30% of content is versioned 20 times.||30|
|Total for an author instance||53.5|
Adjust the numbers to your needs.
- Is your site smaller?
- Is your database on the same machine as the application server? You can also persist data to a remote database.
- Have you switched off versioning?
There are many options for reducing the space required. However, assume that you need up to 50 GB of space out of the box.