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What's the smallest hard disk you have ever seen with KVM?
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What's the smallest hard disk you have ever seen with KVM?

stdhellostdhello Member
edited June 2018 in General

I think 4GB SSD is very crazy for KVM,but I saw it today,and,Chinese server storage are very expensive?

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  • FAT32FAT32 Administrator, Deal Compiler Extraordinaire
    edited June 2018

    The ground is the limit, I don't think 4GB SSD for KVM is crazy

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  • sdglhmsdglhm Member

    Saw some ~256MB in the wild.

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  • @sdglhm said:
    Saw some ~256MB in the wild.

    ~256 Storage for VPS ? Where ?

  • vmhausvmhaus Provider, Top Provider

    5GB NVMe disk on our 256MB plan ;)

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  • mkshmksh Member

    4GB is plenty. 2GB is largely sufficient (Lowendspirit VPS are in that range - OpenVZ but that doesn't make a lot of difference concerning disk usage). 256MB is a bit of a challenge for most distros but then i run Devuan Jessie on a 256MB CF card (around 180MB used). Could probably get down to 128MB (quite a bit of hacking involved) but that's pushing it.

  • @vmhaus said:
    5GB NVMe disk on our 256MB plan ;)

    But I see this Chinese plan only 4GB.

  • @mksh said:
    4GB is plenty. 2GB is largely sufficient (Lowendspirit VPS are in that range - OpenVZ but that doesn't make a lot of difference concerning disk usage). 256MB is a bit of a challenge for most distros but then i run Devuan Jessie on a 256MB CF card (around 180MB used). Could probably get down to 128MB (quite a bit of hacking involved) but that's pushing it.

    I know where there is a 1GB HDD OpenVZ, but they also need to provide some other services(lighttpd etc.), and....that storage is too small ?

  • @stdhello said:

    @vmhaus said:
    5GB NVMe disk on our 256MB plan ;)

    But I see this Chinese plan only 4GB.

    You're certainly right that that would be considered a small KVM plan by current standards.

    But, as others have said, it would work for a small installation of Debian or Devuan (not to mention of OpenBSD or NetBSD).

    "Linux will run happily with only 4 MB of RAM, including all of the bells and whistles such as the X Window System, Emacs, and so on." (M. Welsh & L. Kaufman, Running Linux, 2e, 1996, p. 32)

  • mkshmksh Member

    @stdhello said:

    @mksh said:
    4GB is plenty. 2GB is largely sufficient (Lowendspirit VPS are in that range - OpenVZ but that doesn't make a lot of difference concerning disk usage). 256MB is a bit of a challenge for most distros but then i run Devuan Jessie on a 256MB CF card (around 180MB used). Could probably get down to 128MB (quite a bit of hacking involved) but that's pushing it.

    I know where there is a 1GB HDD OpenVZ, but they also need to provide some other services(lighttpd etc.), and....that storage is too small ?

    Given you can more or less painlessly trim down your OS to 180mb or even less (if you know what you are doing) 800mb for a couple services seems quite doable. Besides as @angstrom mentioned you could just use an OS with a small disk footprint to begin with.

  • Shot2Shot2 Member

    640 kB ought to be enough for anybody

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  • Gullo gave me 3GB total. 3GB also took up OS space, so I got like 1.5 GB to work with.

  • @Shot2 said:
    640 kB ought to be enough for anybody

    You MS-DOS old timer.

  • raindog308raindog308 Administrator

    stdhello said: I think 4GB SSD is very crazy for KVM

    What you're probably missing is that plenty of people rent VPSes for use as VPNs. For VPNs, you need very little memory and very little disk. You really don't need anything more than a bare minimal OS install.

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  • FHRFHR Member, Provider

    The lowest amount of RAM I ever assigned to KVM was 64MB to test some old OSes.

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  • FHR said: RAM

    OP asked about Hard Drive

    Nothing for the moment

  • jsgjsg Member, Resident Benchmarker

    For many use cases 1GB to 1.5GB disk space is plenty enough. Using lots of widespread junk like LAMP though 5+ GB will be desirable.

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  • @stdhello said: I think 4GB SSD is very crazy for KVM

    Here's the smallest that I've seen:

    https://clients.inceptionhosting.com/cart.php?gid=19

    Although it's currently out of stock, their smallest MiniKVM has 128 MB RAM and 3 GB SSD. (Yes, it's NAT, but it's nevertheless a KVM.)

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    "Linux will run happily with only 4 MB of RAM, including all of the bells and whistles such as the X Window System, Emacs, and so on." (M. Welsh & L. Kaufman, Running Linux, 2e, 1996, p. 32)

  • When I first came across LEB, 64-128Mb was the norm and anywhere between 1-2Gb was the HDD space, admittedly they were normally OVZ rather than KVM thou...

  • I have one from Hiformance that is 3 GB.

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  • defaultdefault Member
    edited June 2018

    My lowest is from Sentris: 128mb RAM with 3000mb HDD, and it's running my most important application: idle.

    Fastmako (aff) - another cheap VPS.

  • @angstrom said:

    @stdhello said: I think 4GB SSD is very crazy for KVM

    Here's the smallest that I've seen:

    https://clients.inceptionhosting.com/cart.php?gid=19

    Although it's currently out of stock, their smallest MiniKVM has 128 MB RAM and 3 GB SSD. (Yes, it's NAT, but it's nevertheless a KVM.)

    3GB with KVM.

    That's winner.

  • vovlervovler Member
    edited June 2018

    https://clients.gestiondbi.com/index.php?/cart/lowendspirit-nat-vps/

    LES-NAT-MTL64 - 3.50$ CAD p/ year -> 1GB Storage

    Nevermind, thats OpenVZ

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  • @vovler said:
    https://clients.gestiondbi.com/index.php?/cart/lowendspirit-nat-vps/

    LES-NAT-MTL64 - 3.50$ CAD p/ year -> 1GB Storage

    Nevermind, thats OpenVZ

    1GB Storage with OpenVZ is very common.

    http://lowendstock.com/

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