[CentOS] Re: Local mirroring of the CentOS repos
ssilva at sgvwater.com
Thu Oct 11 15:54:15 UTC 2007
on 10/11/2007 7:16 AM Ashley M. Kirchner spake the following:
> Kai Schaetzl wrote:
>> Thanks, but this will still download and keep *all* updates for a
> If they exist on the mirror, then yes. However, anything that gets
> removed from the mirror you're using, will also get deleted from your
> local copy. That's the whole idea behind rsync's --delete flag. In my
> case, I don't really care if the CentOS mirrors don't delete old stuff,
> I just pull everything down. However, on the Fedora side, they do
> remove old packages, and rsync will automatically remove them from the
> local copy as well. I backup some 15 servers that way. They're all
> going to a single backup server where I keep up to 6 weeks worth of data
> (for some, 2 weeks on others) using rsync as a backup utility. Using
> hardlinks between backups allows me to keep that much information. And
> if a file gets removed from the source, it will get removed from the
> backup as well, but only for that run, not the previous ones.
> As for not having rsync on Win2K, you can install CygWin on it and
> use rsync then. I have a Server2003 pulling 2 TiB of data every night
> from an old Win2K server using rsync.
With the space crunch on the CentOS mirrors, I don't know why they don't just
have the latest files in the updates mirrors and move all the older stuff to
vault. If someone wants an older release of a file, you need to get it
directly anyway. It wouldn't save a ton of space, but it would save some.
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