1 Introduction

In this how-to you will learn how-to calculate the total amount of disk space in gigabytes (GB) on a Mendix Cloud environment for both app-node and db-node.

Each Mendix environment consists of an application server (app-node) and a database server (db-node). Every server is equipped with memory (RAM) and disk space (File/DB storage).

All Mendix Cloud environments are running on an ‘S’ container by default. An ‘S’ container consists of:

  • 10GB disk space
  • 1 GB Mx RAM
  • 1 GB DB RAM

The disk space is always divided evenly between the app-node and the db-node.

2 Prerequisites

Before starting this how-to, make sure you have completed the following prerequisites:

  • A Mendix Cloud app environment

3 Calculate The Disk Space

In order to calculate the total amount of file storage, you need to look at 2 graphs: Application node disk usage (in bytes) and Application node disk usage in %.

You can calculate the total amount of disk usage with the this formula: (Disk usage in Gigs (/srv) * 100)/(Disk usage in % (/srv))

3.1 Calculation Example

From the graph below you need the amount of disk usage in GB from the /srv folder. You should always use the current disk usage amount in order to calculate the total amount. In this graph it is 112.63 GB.

And from the graph below you need the amount of disk usage in percentage from the /srv folder. You should always use the current disk usage percentage in order to calculate the total amount. In this graph it is 82.38 %.

Using the formula above, the total amount of disk space for this app is: (112.63 * 100) / 82.38 = 136.7 GB

4 Database Node Disk Space (DB Storage)

In order to calculate the total amount of DB storage you need to look at 2 graphs: Database node disk usage (in bytes) and Database node disk usage in %.

You can calculate the total amount of disk usage with the formula below: (Disk usage in Gigs (/var) * 100)/(Disk usage in % (/var))

4.1 Calculation Example:

From the Database node disk usage (in bytes) graph you need the amount of disk usage in GB from the /var folder. You should always use the current disk usage amount in order to calculate the total amount. In this graph it is 28.43 GB.

 

From the Database node disk usage in % graph below you need the amount of disk usage in percentage from the /var folder. You should always use the current disk usage percentage in order to calculate the total amount. In this graph it is 37.74 %.

 

The total amount of disk space for this app is: (28.43 * 100) / 37.74 = 75.3 GB