Question: How much space do I need for my log partition?
Short Answer: 50GB
Long Answer: ClustrixDB outputs to several different log files, the main three being DEFAULT (clustrix.log on software or sprout.log on appliance), QUERY, and DEBUG. By default these three logs will rollover, start a new log, and archive the old log when any of the following condition are met:
- Log file reaches 1GB in size.
- Log file reaches the age of 24 hours.
- Time hits 00:00:01.
By default the cluster will hold for each log type 10 uncompressed log files and 20 gzipped log files for a total of 90 files. So in the most extreme situations the logs could potentially take up a little more than 35GB of space. Because of this and to be on the safe side we recommend 50GB partition for your log files.
For a complete list of best practices for ClustrixDB software installations: Best Practices for Platform Configuration for ClustrixDB Software Installations