[squid-users] RE: Squid sizing..

From: Edmund Haworth <ehaworth@dont-contact.us>
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 15:45:05 -0000

It would depend on what you need to log too, and how long logs need to be
kept for, I admin a squid proxy in an academic enviroment and logging of
access is top of the bill. I went 50/50 on my 46GB IBM HD, the server has
384mb of RAM and about 300 and a growing number of clients and appears to be
happy so far.

Thats only my situation, i doubt it really helps much.

-----Original Message-----
From: Don Campbell [mailto:don@impulz.net]
Sent: 22 March 2001 16:28
To: squid-users@squid-cache.org
Subject: Re: [squid-users] Squid sizing..

So maybe a better question would be.. Given a T1 of outgoing connectivity,
how much drive space should I allocate, which leads to the amount of memory
needed.. I arbitrarily picked a 40Gig drive because its raw performance is
50% higher than the 20Gig 7200 rpm drives I have, but that doesn't mean I
really need to use all the space.. Maybe I only need to cache a weeks worth
of data, maybe two weeks, I don't know..

I do know, that for another $88 I could bring the box upto 512M ram.. But is
that the right solution.. Basicly, I'm looking for a best practice sizing


> On Thu, 22 Mar 2001, Don Campbell wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I'm in the process rolling out a production squid cache.. The
>> server specs are: Pentium II 266mhz, 256 Meg Ram, 40 Gig 7200 RPM IDE
>> disk.. Running FreeBSD 4.2 and using WCCP v1 to a cisco router..
>> Outgoing connectivity is a T1, and this is in an ISP environment with
>> a mix of dialup, isdn and frac T1 clients.. I'm thinking a
>> 30gig slice for squid and only give 20 gig to squid for use. Based on
>> suggestions I've found in the archives I'm planning on 46 level one
>> directories.. Does this sound like a reasonable configuration?
> You probably won't have enough memory. I'd suggest doubling your RAM.
> Hopefully memory prices are still really low....
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