I’ve been hosting a private server for well over a year now. When the game launched on the 8th May, I did a clean install and started with a newly created map on the 10th May.
Since then, our community has been growing and we now have between 15 and 30 players online at any one time. Since the launch, this server has had 740 individuals come and go and I would estimate between 60 & 80 active players on average per week.
In this short 3 month period, our database has grown to be over 215mb. Now this isn’t a huge concern right now, but if that was to continue growing at this rate it will easily be over half a gig by Christmas.
Could you tell me what your expectations are for the database sizes over time? Will it plateau out at some point or just continue to grow forever?
One notable side effect from the DB size growth is that its taking longer and longer to launch the server after a reboot. In May, I could reboot my server and it would be online within 2 or 3 min. Now at 200mb, it’s taking 6-8 min, should I be expecting it to take 15-20 min to reboot the server by Xmas?
Any advice and/or reasurences would be welcome.