Re: RAMdisk considerations

Ian Deans

Geoff I would also recommend if you haven't already changed it that you put
your temp directory into RAMdisk as well. In recv.ini that is the setting
under parameters "temp_directory = ".

I have been testing with Tellique and temp writing to the RAMdisk and then
temp only to see the results. It is probably fair to say that on a two
computer system there will be little benefit as there should be no losses
anyway, but in my case my occasional losses were due to my one computer
being used for other than Eumetcast and it has eliminated the odd losses.
I am using a 350 Mb RAMdisk when Tellique and temp is writing to ram ( and
that includes the .fsy files ) and I do also take MODIS. However I do not run overnight so the RAMdisk restarts every morning.

I run 14 hours a day.


From: "Geoff Morris" <>
Sent: Sunday, June 27, 2010 10:57 AM
To: <>
Subject: [MSG-1] Re:RAMdisk considerations

After reading the posts from Arne, I am now running a 700mb ramdisc,
(dataram). Its works very well, and my main SATA drive is now a lot
quieter, and less active. The ram disc has the RECEIVED and RECEIVING
folders on it. I take MSG-2 and 1.NOAA AVHRR CMA, METOP, GAC, and the
info channels. It runs at about 3/4 full normally. MSG Manager runs on a
separate PC via the wireless network. I would run wired, but the switch
generates too much interference at 50Mhz, which is a problem for my
amateur radio activity.

On a different tack, the Eumetsat product navigator has been downloaded
via I think the WWW channel. It doesn't seem to work. Individual pages
open in my web browser, but its not a joined up site, or I can't find
the main page. Wonder if its me or is there a problem with it.?


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