[Snort-users] How big is a MySQL Database for snort?

Jason Boyer jason at ...418...
Thu Jan 18 08:25:45 EST 2001

The size of the database is going to reflect on how many alerts you get. So
lots of alerts your database will grow accordingly and vice versa.

Running Snort 1.7 with latest ACID my database grows about a 1 MB for every
1000 or so alerts.


"Prins, J.H." wrote:

> Hello,
> At the moment my firewall is a P100 with 48 MB of memory and I'm logging to
> textfiles. I would like to log to a MySQL Database and I'm wondering if I
> can put this database on the same server, and how big does this database
> become. Are we talking about GB's of data of just some MB's?
> The Firewall server has two 1GB disks and runs IPChains with a 2.2.14
> kernel. Snort runs on the same box and seems to run rather nice. For the
> rest there runs hardly anything on this firewall.
> Thanks very much.
> Greetings,
> Jan Hugo Prins
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