[CentOS-docs] New HowTo on Local Mirrors

Mon Apr 6 09:39:40 UTC 2009
Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org>

Karanbir Singh wrote:
> Also, works well for include / 
> exclude segments so you can easily ( and in a more yum friendly manner ) 
> manage the package set.

forgot to mention, that it also uses yum's transport - so it works 
through proxy / firewall / tunnel / vpns etc.

The *massive* disadvantage of using rsync in production is that you 
never know what the state of the repo is - there might be partial or 
missing tree/metadata sets on the remote end, specially when there are 
new releases going through, so once you have the images/; using reposync 
is a better way to keep up.

( yes, you would need some other way to get images/ down - reposync wont 
help with that - cobbler + reposync, if you are using that set will work 
though : but then thats a whole different ballgame )

- KB