Re: [squid-users] RE: Squid sizing..

From: Don Campbell <>
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 12:58:07 -0500 (EST)

Logging initially will be on, but after I'm confident that everything is
working well I'll be turning off logging..


> 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 []
> Sent: 22 March 2001 16:28
> To:
> 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 solution..
> -Don
>> 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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