[kde-linux] akonadi eats diskspace

David Baron d_baron at 012.net.il
Wed Sep 2 13:39:29 UTC 2009

On Wednesday 02 September 2009 13:00:20 kde-linux-request at kde.org wrote:
> >  after trying KDE 4 we found out that akonadi takes up to 150 MB and more
> >  per
> > user.
> > Having 1200 users this comes up to 200 GB and more.
> >
> > Is there a way of keeping this .local/share/akonadi smaller?
> Controlled via
> /etc/akonadi/mysql-global.conf
> on my system, which defaults to creating a db of size ~128-140mb in size.
> For example, on fedora, we currently tweak this to less astronomical amount
> via setting
> innodb_log_file_size=8M
> The db ends up being approx *2 this amount in practice.

Cool. How might this effect already existing databases?
Will it "shrink" or "compact" them so that they conform?
Leave them alone? In that case, to conserve space, simply delete and let 
akonadi start over or need one reinstall?

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