[ubuntu-cloud] size of uec images

Scott Moser smoser at ubuntu.com
Thu Oct 8 13:57:42 BST 2009

On Thu, 8 Oct 2009, Steve Langasek wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 08, 2009 at 01:07:12PM +0200, Soren Hansen wrote:
> > > My understanding is that images have to be uncompressed for rebundling
> > > on the end user's system before they can be used on UEC anyway, right?
> > > In that case, 'tar xf' should be no harder than 'gunzip', hopefully
> > > it's just a small documentation change.
> >
> > Another good reason to make this change: The bundling tool actually does
> > exactly what you suggest: It "tar -S | gzip"'s the image. We could
> > potentially add an option to the bundling tool to tell it that the image
> > is already in that format, so that we could skip the decompress step
> > altogether.
> <cough> then that's a very good reason to make the change, since 'tar -S'
> only does anything useful if the input file is a sparse file, and an img.gz
> is never going to be sparse. :)

Ok, so I saw we create 2G filesystems and use tar -S.  I can have that
done today.  For ec2, I'll resize the images to 10G.

Thanks to everyone for input.

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