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Re: Trouble mirroring ftp.debian.org, large FTP sites

 just have a shell script run mirror and check the exit status.  If not 0
then rerun.


while [ $RC -ne 0 ] ; do
     mirror <with options>

I haven't tested this; however, hope this works and helps....


Kevin Traas   Baan Business Systems
Systems Analyst  Langley, BC, Canada
Kevin@Baan-BBS.CA  (604) 882-8169

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff Noxon <jeff@planetfall.com>
To: debian-user@lists.debian.org <debian-user@lists.debian.org>
Date: Wednesday, August 20, 1997 6:23 AM
Subject: Trouble mirroring ftp.debian.org, large FTP sites

>I've been mirroring ftp.debian.org and a few other sites to make custom
>CD-ROMs for friends and family.  I have a 64K nailed-up ISDN connection
>I use for this.
>The problem I keep running into with mirror is that it usually fails with
>timed-out transfers, and then returns a zero exit status.  So the only
>way I can get my mirror up-to-date is to run a script that continuously
>re-runs mirror.  I can then kill this script by hand when it looks like
>my archive is up-to-date.
>It would be nice if I could just have mirror re-run as long as it has not
>successfully completed a full pass.  Then I could schedule it from cron...
>Has anyone run into similar problems mirroring large FTP sites?
>Any solutions?  Debian is 1.7gb and growing!
>It's amazing: Each Windows release is slower, while Linux is speeding up...
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