[rabbitmq-discuss] persistent messages stored where?

Simon MacMullen simon at rabbitmq.com
Wed Oct 20 22:15:53 BST 2010

Yes; assuming you haven't been doing anything funky with changing node 
names etc. You'll pick up the configuration database and a couple of 
other things too, but they're not huge. To count just the message store, 
look at


(I think, maybe Matthew will correct me now...)

You should also be aware that when a message gets routed to many queues, 
RabbitMQ only stores one copy on disk (plus a lot of pointers). I don't 
know if that's relevant to your use case.

Cheers, Simon

On 20/10/2010 10:05PM, Steve Haneman wrote:
> I'm looking to find out how much disk space 1,000,000 10k messages
> take up on disk.  I pushed the messages and then shut down the
> server.  If I do a "du -sh" in the /var/lib/rabbitmq/mnesia/
> directory, is that it?
> --Stev
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> persistent messages stored where?
> On 20/10/2010 9:38PM, Steve Haneman wrote:
>> Where are the persistent messages stored on a generic Ubuntu
>> RabbitMQ 2.x install?
> I'm not sure how much detail you are looking for, so here's the
> minimum ;)
> /var/lib/rabbitmq/mnesia/
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