[OSM-dev] hard drive size

Dave Stubbs osm.list at randomjunk.co.uk
Mon May 11 09:21:43 BST 2009

2009/5/11 Grant Slater <openstreetmap at firefishy.com>:
> Iván Sánchez Ortega wrote:
>> El Lunes, 11 de Mayo de 2009, Sam Mor escribió:
>>> is a Hard drive of  500 Gig enough for a planet map rendering?
>> It should be. If you check the wiki and munin, you'll see that the mapnik tile
>> server currently uses 75% of a 500 Gb RAID.
> It depends on the rendering system used. See:
> http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/dev/2008-April/009736.html
> Tile on avg served by tile.openstreetmap.org: ~6.5KB. opencyclemap.org:
> quoted as being at least 4x bigger.

Average served tile for the cycle map is 41KB, so about 6x bigger...
but we don't have as many empty tiles which probably explains the


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