[OSM-dev] production site disk use question

Jeff Meyer jeff at gwhat.org
Mon Dec 31 17:25:28 GMT 2012

Are there any rules of thumb about Postgres disk requirements when
importing osm data?

For example, I just tried importing a 1.7GB planet-reduced.pbf into my
rails port osm db and it failed after ~30 hrs because I ran out of disk
space after it had eaten up 50GB of disk. Bad planning on my part, but how
should I budget for this?

e.g. a 30GB .osm file will probably take 2x that when the import is


Jeff Meyer
Global World History Atlas
jeff at gwhat.org
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