I started up a brand new AEM 6.5 instance with no data in it and then successfully installed a 22GB content package. The installed nodes are all showing up in CRXDE Lite, and I can download the 22GB package and its checksum matches the originally uploaded package. However, when I run a du operation on my instance directory (directory that contains the AEM jar, crx-quickstart, and license.properties), I'm getting a total size of around 6GB.
Can anyone explain this? I would have expected it to be much larger, given that the repository contains a 22GB package in /etc/packages. If the uploaded 22GB package is stored outside of the instance directory, can anyone help me figure out where it is? Thanks!
Additional Info: This new installation didn't create a folder at "crx-quickstart/install", so I don't believe I have an external data store.
After some reading and testing, I was able to figure out what to do. It looks like a brand new installation of AEM 6.5 doesn't automatically create an "install" directory under the crx-quickstart directory. Before starting AEM for the first time, I created a crx-quickstart/install directory and placed a file inside named "org.apache.jackrabbit.oak.segment.SegmentNodeStoreService.config". Inside that config file, I have only one line:
With that in place, all data is stored within the crx-quickstart directory when I start up AEM and upload/install a package.
You can check if you have an external data store configured by going through our documentation here. This will give you an idea if you have an external data store set up and where is the location of the data store