[arch-devops] Diskspace getting low on orion or let's get a bigger archive server

Jelle van der Waa jelle at vdwaa.nl
Thu Jun 4 19:38:53 UTC 2020

Hi All,

We are running awfully low on diskspace on orion and need to start
migrating the archive away ASAP as we can't keep hosting it on orion.

The biggest offender is the archive which seems to be requiring around ~
1TB per year, this might be due to the nature of how we archive as
heftig pointed out we could use btrfs snapshots however no one has
stepped up and I don't expect anyone to.

I would propose to get us a new server, an AX51 which has 2 x 8TB disks
which allows us to grow the archive. Currently we pay 35 / month for
orion which has 2 x 3 TB disks.

The hard question is if we tackle multiple problems at once and make
this server only for the archive which might be tricky as it's now part
of dbscripts to archive packages with "db-archive" which means we have
to migrate our repos, svn server and sourceballs as that all sadly
expects to be present on the machine.

This would leave orion left with mail handling and hefur (for the arch
iso torrent webseeds) which should be moved to a separate vps both
shouldn't require a too big of a vps.


Please respond ASAP, as we don't have too much time and Hetzner only
deploys from Monday -Friday.


Jelle van der Waa

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