On Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 9:27:42 PM UTC-8, Chris Laprise wrote: > On 12/01/2016 11:52 PM, mojosam wrote: > > I have a 110 GB SSD. If I look at the settings for any of my AppVMs, it > > says that the "Private storage max. size" is 2048 MB (which is the > > default). It also says that "System storage max size" is 10240 MB. > > > > Is 10240 MB the maximum size that an AppVM is allowed to get, or is that > > the size of the drive it's living on? If it's the latter, I'm concerned > > about why that's one tenth the size of my drive. > > > > What I want to do is create a few more AppVMs, but I'm worried about > > running out of space on my drive. > > > > Each appVM's storage lives in a separate disk image file that is > "sparse". That means it grows or shrinks depending on how much data you > have added or deleted. But it can only grow as far as the "Private > storage max" that you set. > > You could set a bunch of appVMs to each have a Private max size that is > larger than your hard drive (or, combined, their Private max could be > larger than your hard drive) and they will work fine unless/until you > add too much data to them. That setting is so you can expand appVM > storage to sizes that will reasonably hold your data, and you can keep > expanding the max as needed. > > The "System storage max" refers to the VM's system root image (where the > guest OS lives), not your hard disk. It means that particular template > (or standalone) OS can't grow beyond that size. You probably won't need > to adjust this setting. For VMs that use a template, the actual system > size is the 'Size' you see listed for the template in Qubes Manager. > > To get an idea of the free space available to Qubes, you can enter 'df > -m' in a dom0 command prompt to see the value in megabytes. Or in the > GUI (KDE), you can right-click on the taskbar or desktop to add a Widget > that displays overall disk space. > > Chris
Thanks for the clarification. I think I understand that better now. I couldn't find that in the documentation. I was definitely confusing system storage and private storage. I was playing around with 'df -m' before I posted that question, and it was just confusing me more. But just now I created another VM and reran 'df -m' and saw which directory got fuller. I should have done that first. This whole thing is slowly starting to gel in my mind. (I've used Linux sporadically over the years, but I've never had to administer it. I guess there's a lot I still don't know about how Unixy computers think.) -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "qubes-users" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to qubes-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/qubes-users/532f86e6-444b-4c1c-af31-84a23a34d761%40googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.