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Re: mirror.debian.net maintenance



On Wed, 2 Apr 2008 21:41:28 +0200, Simon wrote in message 
<20080402194128.GB21411@dedibox.ebzao.info>:

> On Wed, Apr 02, 2008 at 07:44:57PM +0200, Arnt Karlsen wrote:
> > ..do I guess this right that the idea is, prepend architecture  
> > names to the current name scheme ftp.$(CC).debian.org to 
> > e.g. $(ARCH).ftp2.no.debian.org to enable 
> > "deb http://$(ARCH).ftp2.no.debian.org/debian stable main" 
> > style entries in "/etc/apt/sources.list"?
> > 
> > ..this would make mirroring a wee bit easier, as people can 
> > spread a full mirror across several disks or machines, e.g. 
> > i386.ftp2.no.debian.org, amd62.ftp2.no.debian.org etc, rather 
> > than limit mirroring to volonteers with big ass disk budgets.
> 
> I don't see why it would ease to spread across several disks, LVM,

..duh!  I've been buying physical disks to fit the entire mirror,
and I don't even smoke, not even tobacco.  ;o)

> raid do exist :-)

..aye, now if you have old junk handy that can handle part of the 
job, then it becomes possible to put the 2 or 3 high traffic archs 
on their own boxes, and then put low traffic archs on a 3'rd or 
4'th box and carry a full mirror on your site with decent performance.

> In any case with such a method, you make the rsync from such upstream
> mirrors *much complicated*

..why?  All I need upstream for each mirror box, is a same 
arch or fuller mirror.  Off googling LVM now.  ;o)

-- 
..med vennlig hilsen = with Kind Regards from Arnt... ;o)
...with a number of polar bear hunters in his ancestry...
  Scenarios always come in sets of three: 
  best case, worst case, and just in case.


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