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Large data storage in ROS community

asked 2013-08-17 09:24:30 -0500

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I have test data (.bag files) each of which is several MB large and don't fit to development repository. Someone suggests me to put those files on http://pr.willowgarage.com/data/ but I don't seem to find how and where I can. If I'm allowed to do so then how?

DevelopersGuide says https://code.ros.org/gf/project/data is the right place that sounds outdated.

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answered 2013-08-18 22:32:02 -0500

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We are working to setup downloads.ros.org as a replacement for pr.willowgarage.com. We will create a way to submit data to be hosted there.

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answered 2013-08-18 14:01:00 -0500

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I think you would have to get someone at Willow to upload it for you. Personally, I would create a second repository on github (perhaps <project>_test_data) and put the larger files in there. Then with github, you can use raw urls to access the large bagfiles. It's not ideal if you are changing the large bagfiles often, but it does have the added advantage that your test data is at least in the same github organization as your code, and therefore maybe easier to find than on pr.willowgarage.com

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Thx. I might do as you suggest, which I don't see any problem. For the moment I just feel like hearing other opinions too, especially if storing on ROS-aggregated site has any advantage / if there's a reason for ROS test data to be gathered at one place.

130s gravatar image 130s  ( 2013-08-18 14:44:33 -0500 )edit
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Ah, I see there is actually some movement on this ticket: https://github.com/ros/rosdistro/issues/1614

fergs gravatar image fergs  ( 2013-08-18 15:45:05 -0500 )edit
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Also, github has added file size limits :( : https://help.github.com/articles/what-is-my-disk-quota

Chad Rockey gravatar image Chad Rockey  ( 2013-08-18 17:37:39 -0500 )edit

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