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Registered: ‎06-14-2010

A new Disk Usage Optimization feature has been introduced with the Vivado 2019.1 installer.

You may encounter an issue where the Vivado installer can get stuck or take a long time at the 'Final Processing... Optimize Diskspace Usage' stage of the installation process. You may wonder what  the installer is doing during this stage and to see if there is a way to make it go faster?

Here is the explanation for this new Disk Usage Optimization feature.

In 2019.1 a new feature has been added to reduce disk space used by tool. This disk space optimization feature is enabled by default.

During an install, a large number of files are duplicated in the installation tree. 

By having this Optimize Diskspace Usage option enabled, it allows the installer to eliminate these duplicated files to save disk space. 

This can only be done as a post installation process.

During this stage the installer will identify the duplicate files and replace them using Hard Links. It also deletes the archives downloaded by the installer.

This reduces the final disk space size by approximately 20-30%.

This feature can be disabled if it is not needed.

You can disable this feature under the Preferences section of the installer Welcome Panel:

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With the batch mode installation, this preference is controlled by an entry in the install config file, together with other preferences.

The entry is 'enableDiskUsageOptimization', which needs to be set to '1' or '0'.

For example, to turn this feature off, add the following in the config file:

enableDiskUsageOptimization=0

The above info is documented in the following Answer Record: AR72280

Kind Regards,
Anatoli Curran,
Xilinx Technical Support
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Explorer
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Registered: ‎02-17-2009

Re: A new Disk Usage Optimization feature has been introduced with the Vivado 2019.1 installer.

Hi @anatoli ,

What will happen if I cancel the installation during this disk optimization phase? Will the installation remain valid? It's taking forever...

Thanks,
/Mikhail

 

 

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Moderator
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Registered: ‎06-14-2010

Re: A new Disk Usage Optimization feature has been introduced with the Vivado 2019.1 installer.

Hello @mmatusov ,

In this case, the installation will get corrupted most likely. I've seen this happening before. If that is the case, you'd need to delete any files/folders that were created and haven't been removed yet and then re-install 2019.1 with this Disk Usage Optimization option disabled this time. The installation will be faster then as the disk optimization phase at the end of the installation process won't occur then.

Hope this helps.

Kind Regards,
Anatoli Curran,
Xilinx Technical Support
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Explorer
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Registered: ‎02-17-2009

Re: A new Disk Usage Optimization feature has been introduced with the Vivado 2019.1 installer.


@anatoli wrote:

Hello @mmatusov ,

In this case, the installation will get corrupted most likely. I've seen this happening before. If that is the case, you'd need to delete any files/folders that were created and haven't been removed yet and then re-install 2019.1 with this Disk Usage Optimization option disabled this time. The installation will be faster then as the disk optimization phase at the end of the installation process won't occur then.

Hope this helps.


It worked in the end but took very long. I wish this option was more visible on the installer's screen in the beginning with a big warning sign... Disk optimization could also be offered as an after-install option

/Mikhail

 

 

 

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Newbie eferay93
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Registered: ‎07-20-2019

Re: A new Disk Usage Optimization feature has been introduced with the Vivado 2019.1 installer.

This is the worst installer I have ever seen. Please remove this optimization option in the next release.

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Moderator
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Registered: ‎06-14-2010

Re: A new Disk Usage Optimization feature has been introduced with the Vivado 2019.1 installer.

Hello @eferay93 ,

Please note that this can't be removed. 

The Disk Usage Optimization feature is on by default with all of Xilinx new Vivado installations; however you can easily turn it off before doing the installation, by unselecting the "Enable Disk Usage optimization" option as indicated above. Hope this helps.

Kind Regards,
Anatoli Curran,
Xilinx Technical Support
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Visitor chainastole
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Registered: ‎07-26-2019

Re: A new Disk Usage Optimization feature has been introduced with the Vivado 2019.1 installer.

It isn't stuck. It just takes very very long time without any visible progress. I would recommend to be extra patient.

Visitor saicharank
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Registered: ‎08-16-2019

Re: A new Disk Usage Optimization feature has been introduced with the Vivado 2019.1 installer.

Did you mean that the installer will start from the download process? Or will it just continue with the installation process?

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Visitor chainastole
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Registered: ‎07-26-2019

Re: A new Disk Usage Optimization feature has been introduced with the Vivado 2019.1 installer.

 

saicharank, not sure whom you are asking and about what. Anyway will try to answer in case it was me to be asked. The thread is about would be stuck installation. I performed it by executing the pre-downloaded installer. When this installer is being executed, i.e installation is in progress it looks like it is stuck during the stage introduced by a new feature "Disk Usage Optimization". In reality it isn't stuck. It continues the installation but without visible progress. This lack of visible progress by means of usually accepted progress bar is what makes users nervous.

Observer yachli
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Registered: ‎12-07-2015

Re: A new Disk Usage Optimization feature has been introduced with the Vivado 2019.1 installer.

In windows 7, I download the whole install package, and cannot find the preference dialog or install config file to disable the disk optimization function.

Any one knows where it is? 

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Observer yachli
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Registered: ‎12-07-2015

Re: A new Disk Usage Optimization feature has been introduced with the Vivado 2019.1 installer.

get answer:

cd <download_dir>Xilinx_SDx_2019.1_0524_1430\bin

xsetup -b ConfigGen, get <dir>install_config.txt

modify install_config.txt as you expect,

xsetup --agree XilinxEULA,3rdPartyEULA,WebTalkTerms --batch Install --config <dir>\install_config.txt

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Moderator
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Registered: ‎06-14-2010

Re: A new Disk Usage Optimization feature has been introduced with the Vivado 2019.1 installer.

Hello @yachli ,

With the batch mode installation, this preference is controlled by an entry in the install config file, together with other preferences.

The entry is 'enableDiskUsageOptimization', which needs to be set to '1' or '0'.

For example, to turn this feature off, add the following in the config 'install_config.txt' file:

enableDiskUsageOptimization=0

 Hope this helps.

Kind Regards,
Anatoli Curran,
Xilinx Technical Support
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Newbie altria_lu
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Re: A new Disk Usage Optimization feature has been introduced with the Vivado 2019.1 installer.

About how much time it actually takes?

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Visitor chainastole
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Registered: ‎07-26-2019

Re: A new Disk Usage Optimization feature has been introduced with the Vivado 2019.1 installer.

Half an hour.

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