Hi, I’m new with self-hosting but managed to set up my own Lemmy and Mastodon instances on a VPS recently. However, I ran into an issue with disk space quite rapidly (which I had way too few, because I started with the cheapest, smallest package for my VPS).

Now I prepare a new setup, where I’ll be able to dynamically scale disk space as needed, but this can get expensive quickly. Therefor my question: How much disk space do I typically need for private (1-3 user) instances of Lemmy and Mastodon? Are there settings, where I can limit the disk space utilization (at the cost of older stored content being overwritten)?

I would be fine with needing up to like 30-40 GB, but any more than that would be getting kinda expensive …

  • RuudMA
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    2111 months ago

    By the way this is Media disk usage for my Mastodon instance, but it’s not really small ;-)

    • @void_wanderer
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      311 months ago

      So, how much do you spend, why are you doing it, and do you get any funding or paying this or of your pocket? (just trying to understand how the fediverse works)

    • @bev
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      211 months ago

      I appreciate the work you do. However, is this sustainable for the long term?

    • SuperFola
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      111 months ago

      Damn, 4GB of custom emojis?! Does your instance have a lot of them or is it just caching all emojis from every other instance?