How much disk space is needed to run a Vagrant VM?
The answer is: a lot.
If the base image is about 5Gb in
- This will be copied to
- Then it will unpack to maybe 18Gb in
vagrant upwill cost you another 18Gb under
That’s a total of 46Gb free space needed, because Vagrant doesn’t clean up as it goes.
- You can delete the original base image after provisioning
- Use a hard-drive space visualisation tool like GrandPerspective (Mac) or WinDirStat (Windows)