UNSOLVED File size on server = 0

  • Looking for some assistance here. I’ve been tasked with setting up a Fog server to deploy Windows 8.1 images. I have never used Fog before or Linux for that matter but I got Linux installed as well as Fog. I’m running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with Fog 1.2.0.

    When I was testing/learning Fog I successfully uploaded and deployed a Windows 7 image. The image file size on the server showed a value. Now I’m working on uploading a Windows 8.1 image but Fog goes through the process of uploading the image but once it finishes, the file size on the server shows 0. I’ve read the info on troubleshooting and making sure my credentials are correct and as far as I can tell, they all are. What else should I check?

    I’m not sure if it’s related or not but creating/uploading the Windows 8.1 image takes only about 5 minutes. Could this be right?

  • @tecnomuzik Your suspicion with the 5 minute upload along with @Uncle-Frank 's is correct. It normally takes two to five times longer to upload an image - depending on compression settings.

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    Five minutes sounds a bit fast for uploading a whole Windows 8.1 installation but what do I know, maybe you have 10G ethernet links and very fast disks as well. How long does it take to upload your Windows 7 image? How full are your disks when you boot up Windows7/8.1? Compare and see if it matches the upload times.

    To check file sizes directly run ls -alhR /images in a terminal on the FOG server.