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.)

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