I’m not 100% sure if this should be in Support or here, but as I don’t have a problem but do have a question, I thought here.
I haven’t dabbled yet in minimum templates, but I will start to soon.
However, I want to outline my challenges and reasons for exploring this, in case I’m going down the wrong route.
I run a lenovo x230. No idea what the processor is (think early i5) but there is 16 gigs of ram and a 240gb ssd.
I have Dom0 constrained to consume a max of 1.5gb ram.
Space isn’t really the issue, as my own work and private files probably comes to less than 20 gigs.
Ram is really where I seem to hit the wall.
I have the normal dom0, sys-usb, sys-net and a vpn qube spun up, all run Fedora (non minimum) and are constrained to 500mbs ram a piece.
I have my research qube which is fedora, and I need to run libreoffice and zotero. This is a network isolated qube, so any browsing is done on a disposable qube.
I’ve also started to play with a debian qube to handle emails, but to do this ‘properly’ it is looking like I’ll need a couple of email related small qubes.
The research qube and internet qube seem to eat ram, so I’m finding the machine is tolerably slow. however, if I wanted to start to add some more qubes, I think I’ll be on the wrong side of slow.
Will minimum qubes help reduce ram consumption? As mentioned, I’m not space constrained but ram constrained.
Apart from ‘buy a better machine’, is there something I should be looking at? Is moving to minimum templates, such as for the sys and email qubes, the right way to go?