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How to interpret "diskspace requirements" in the release notes?

In the CP_R80.10_ReleaseNotes.pdf the diskspace requirements for a SMS are listed.

"Free Disk Space: 500GB (Installation included OS)

What does Check Point exactly mean?

=> Is a physical/virtual harddisk of 500G sufficient?

=> Do you need to account for the unprovisioned diskspace (backup and upgrade)

The default installation, when using a 500G harddisk will result in a 32G root slice and a 245G log slice.

Because of the unpartitioned space, there is not 500G diskspace available.

Is above setup OK, or should I make sure the /var/log slice is at least 500G?


Sure, more diskspace is better, but I would like to understand the requirements.

Many thanks,


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500GB (total disk size) is a good starting point, assuming the default partitioning is used.

The real answer will depend on:

  • How many snapshots you want to keep around (you should be able to keep a couple)
  • How many logs are generated by your gateways
  • How long you keep the logs and events available

For my lab use, I use an instance drive smaller than 500GB and it works fine, but I'm only using a couple of gateways with nominal (not excessive) logging.

Dear Erwin,

In addition to Dameon's reply - you can increase the System-Root to above default.

Because in due course - the Root space will get filled and will there be situation to increase.

Hence at first when we setup as above - we give more root space. say 15% & vary the Log%

(As we know only Root & Log partition is configurable)

Regards, Prabulingam.N

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