Can't install Discourse with only 10 GB disk, run out of space

@fefrei: you might want to pitch in at

@sam: In the meantime I’ve enabled AUFS support for my Linode.

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@hedgehog, did you solve your original issue? I have the exact same problem on OVH VPS SSD 1 (10 GB SSD, 1 GB RAM).

Here is what seems to happen when installing Discourse on an OVH VPS SSD 1 (10 GB SSD, 1 GB RAM) at $3.49/month:

  • After updating the system and installing git and docker, 6.5GB of drive space remain.
  • discourse-setup will start by creating a 2GB swap, so then 4.5GB of drive space remain.
  • Later on, discourse-setup will complain that it needs at least 5GB and it will stop.

Here is a workaround:

  1. Run discourse-setup normally and enter the requested data
  2. When asked to confirm the data (“Does it look good?”) open another SSH terminal and reduce the swap size to 1GB (see here about how to proceed)
  3. Continue discourse-setup until the end
  4. Increase the swap size back to 2GB, just like you did it to reduce it

The resulting Discourse instance seems to work for now.