Ideal SSD configuration for Bamboo Server

Hi There, has anyone tried to improve their build times on Bamboo servers ?

From the logs we found a lot of IO traffic and hence we got SSD disks, now comes the challenge what kind of configuration is ideal for an high performance server.

Currently we have set at 4K block size.

I would like to know if anyone else has implemented SSD on Bamboo servers and what settings they used.

 

Thanks

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I don't know if it is worth it. We build always on remote agents.

I guess on the server there are two areas where you can consider using SSDs:

The work space folders (xml-data) and the artifacts folder.

I would also assume it is not actually bamboo but the build tools you are using to do the builds.  You need to describe your bamboo build steps to actually provide better information.   I would also look at your OS buffer cache or OS disk speeds.

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Hi Madhusudhan, 

 

You can get some performance improvement with SSD regarding I/O. However, I/O always have many details that we need to pay attention. The block size, the size of files that will be read/write, the file system, etc. 

So, what I suggest you if you are running Bamboo on Linux, is have a look on this link:

http://serverfault.com/questions/243243/filesystem-options-for-intensive-random-i-o

  

I hope it helps.

 

Regards, 

Renato Rudnicki

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Bamboo should not saturate IO capacity of your SSDs regardless of their configuration.

To ensure peak performance, enable trim (or use fstrim) and apply the regular write amplification prevention measures (any SSD partitioning/FS setup tutorial will be good). Bamboo does not require anything specific.

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