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Re: Setting up an internal Debian AMD64 mirror

"Pedro Sanchez" <psanchez@nortel.com> writes:

> Hello,
> I'd like to set up an internal mirror of the AMD64 distros (pure64 and
> debian-pure64). Ideally I'd like to use the same rsync script that we
> already use to mirror Debian x86. Are there any rsync servers available?
> I could as well experiment with some other packages that manage Debian
> mirrors, any recommendations? 
> Thanks,
> -- 
> Pedro

As of tonight alioth has an updated rsyncd.conf giving anon rsync
access to all of debian-amd64 (as oposed to only pure64 before).

For mirroring only two things are recommendable:

debmirror and reprepro (mirrorer project on alioth).

Debmirror is good if you want to mirror all debs, not so good if you
wan't to use a finetuned filter. It is self repairing in case
downloads failed or some files end up in lost+found. It can also
md5sum check the mirror if timestamping isn't good enough.

Plain rsync eats way to much resources and should only be used when
you need to make a full mirror, preserving the hardlinks between the
trees and such. If you only mirror one tree please use something more


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