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I want to use osmosis command to import planet-latest.osm.pbf into the openstreetmap db, i want to know how much disk space do i need, and how long time it will spend to do the import task.

asked 02 Nov '16, 07:44

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The required time for an import heavily depends in your hardware.

(02 Nov '16, 08:09) scai ♦

Oh,then what about the disk space?

(02 Nov '16, 08:16) yuyy

I guess you will need about 3 TB of disk space and and it will take about 2 weeks.

In order to get a more reliable estimate, run the import with a small(er) extract first. The australia-oceania.osm.pbf from is a nice test case because it is roughly 1/100 of the planet, so import that and multiply the numbers by 100.

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answered 02 Nov '16, 09:45

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Ok, thanks to your reply.

(02 Nov '16, 14:05) yuyy

You don't want to import the planet with osmosis into an "apidb" database. That database schema is not useful for rendering, most analysis, routing, or anything except hosting OpenStreetMap data to be edited.

If you decide to do this, it will depend on your disks. If using 7200 RPM hard drives, expect it to take 1-3 months. I did this a few years ago when the planet was smaller and it took about a month.

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answered 02 Nov '16, 10:00

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I just did a fresh import, but using osm2pgsql, size with slim tables: 558G (on a SSD Samsung 850 pro 1To). Took 38hours.

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