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From Dain Sundstrom <>
Subject Re: Geronimo disk footprint growth at startup
Date Wed, 17 Aug 2005 20:09:23 GMT
On Aug 17, 2005, at 12:24 PM, Dave Colasurdo wrote:

> Dain Sundstrom wrote:
>> On Aug 17, 2005, at 10:11 AM, Dave Colasurdo wrote:
>>> Thanks Bruce.. A few followup questions..
>>> Is there any bound on how large these files can grow or a way to   
>>> configure a smaller value for the recovery log?
>> I don't believe the files grow at all.  IIRC the logger  
>> preallocates  the files so it is fast.
>>> Why does a simple server startup require 41M of recovery data?   
>>> No  user applications have been installed on this server yet.
>> Most likely, but what kind of user machine doesn't have 40M of  
>> free  disk space?
> Was thinking of the case where geronimo is an embedded technology..  
> ISVs generally like embedded technologies to be as small and fast  
> as possible.  Just seems strange that starting the server nearly  
> doubles the disk footprint when no user applications are installed.  
> Any chance of shrinking the default size for the recovery log.  Is  
> 40M really needed? It seems a bit excessive..

Sure.  In an embedded scenario, the ISV would tweak the howl  
configuration to reduce the foot print.  Now exact what you change is  
something David Jencks will have to tell us.


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