Advice for handling very large files in rpm
ffesti at redhat.com
Wed Apr 18 11:22:51 UTC 2018
On 04/18/2018 10:28 AM, tim.green wrote:
> Good morning,
> I have an application that is around 10 gigabytes that I would like to
> package with rpm, it is mostly java EAR files and an application server.
> Everything must be self-contained and run on each server it is installed
> on, however I have a problem with one part: the database.
> The database is about 300 gigabytes in size, and so I am concerned about
> simply making an rpm out of it.
> What would be a good fit with rpm for using this database? Can I bundle
> it externally somehow?
You probably want to put the database into a separate rpm package. The
main package should then Require: the db package.
You should probably think a bit about versioning. You want to do things
in a way you can update the db and the application separately (if that
is desired) while still ensuring with the Requires that the db is
compatible with the application.
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