My main question is regarding working with the 100% samples. Specifically, I am hoping to extract the 100% samples for 1920, 1930, and 1940, with about eight variables. I see that each of these is about 5 GB. I am wondering how long an extract of that size generally takes to be ready? This is strictly for planning purposes. I have read elsewhere that files can take hours or even days to be ready but I was curious if a specific file size would have a more precise estimate.
Additionally, I am afraid that in my ignorance I initially requested some extracts that are way too big. I was wondering if IPUMS staff would be able to delete these, as I am concerned they might be using up server capability that would be better served on realistic requests.
Thanks very much!