The filestore is where binaries are physically stored.
Artifactory provides the following options to store binaries.
Local file system in which binaries are stored with redundancy using a binary provider, which manages synchronizing files between the cluster nodes according to the redundancy defined.
Cloud storageAmazon S3 and Google Cloud Storage
Network File System (NFS)
For detailed information, see Filestore Configuration.
While Artifactory can use a Networked File System (NFS) for its binary storage, you should do not install the application itself on an NFS. The Artifactory application needs very fast, reliable access to its configuration files. Any latency from an NFS will result in poor performance when the application fails to read these files. Therefore, install Artifactory on a local disk mounted directly to the host.
To use an NFS to store binaries, use the "file-system" binarystore.xml configuration with the additional "<baseDataDir>" setting.
Working with Very Large Storage
In most cases, our recommendation is for storage that is at least 3 times the total size of stored artifacts in order to accommodate system backups.
However, when working with a very large volume of artifacts, the recommendation may vary greatly according to the specific setup of your system. Therefore, when working with over 10 TB of stored artifacts, contact JFrog support, who will work with you to provide a recommendation for storage that is customized to your specific setup.
Allocated storage space may vary
Xray downloads and then deletes fetched artifacts after indexing. However, in order to have more parallel indexing processes, and thereby more temporary files at the same time would require more space.
This is especially applicable for large BLOBs such as Docker images.