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Re: snapshot.d.n (was: Complaint about #debian operator)

* martin f krafft <madduck@debian.org> [2005-12-14 12:10:30]:

> also sprach Michael Banck <mbanck@debian.org> [2005.12.14.1142 +0100]:
> > I believe this is due to snapshot.d.n having lost a considerable
> > amount of its archive.  As those patches were generated from the
> > packages
> ... this makes me wonder why Canonical has not stepped in to support
> snapshot.d.n. Fumitoshi is doing a great job, but s.d.n is beocming
> more and more difficult to handle, and apparently more and more
> mission critical.
> I have tried several times in the past to do something to help
> Fumitoshi, most recently speaking to switch.ch about
> mirroring/hosting. However, the endeavour failed due to lack of
> funds. If s.d.n is used by Canonical to meet up to their promise to
> give back to Debian, maybe they should consider providing these
> funds?

actually, NetApp (the storage company) and Intel (the chip
manufacture) are solving this problem for us. we get a 7 or
10Tbyte storage from NetApp and two beefy servers to use as a
front end for both CD/DVD generation and serving of CDs/DVDs as
well as the debian meetings archive and other free software.
Snapshot.d.o would end up on this storage server (cluster?), too. 

it will be located in Umeå, Sweden, where we will try to saturate
the 2Gbits uplink with it. That site is run by the academic
computer club of the local university, with Michael Wadenstein as
the local admin.

Thanks again to the sponsors.

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