Disk space

The amount disk space required for a Magnolia instance depends on what data you store and how many versions of content you keep. Today, marketing oriented websites use a lot of images and video. It is not uncommon for such a website to have 5-10 GB of Web content.

We recommend you allocate at least 50GB of disk space for an author instance and 25GB for a public instance.

Example calculation

Item GB

Total website content

Including assets such as images and videos.


Magnolia and Tomcat systems


Cached content

Assuming cache is 70% full.


Site is served in two languages

The other language is also cached.


Content indexed for search

A compressed index is 20% of the original data size.



Access, audit, and errors.


Temporary storage

For streaming large files.


Total for a public instance


Versioning on author instance

Assuming 30% of content is versioned 20 times.


Total for an author instance


Adjust the numbers to your needs
  • Is your site smaller?

  • Is your database on the same machine as the application server? You can also persist data to a remote database.

  • Have you switched off versioning?

There are many options for reducing the space required. However, assume that you need up to 50GB of space out of the box at a minimum.


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Magnolia 6.3 beta

Magnolia 6.3 is in beta. We are updating docs based on development and feedback. Consider the 6.3 docs currently in a state of progress and not final.

We are working on some 6.3-beta known issues during this phase.