[CentOS-docs] HowTos - 21. CentOS Guidelines - How to create public mirrors for CentOS

Wed Jun 16 22:08:54 UTC 2010
Maulvi Bakar <maulvi at maulvi.net>

On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 6:36 AM, Ralph Angenendt
<ralph.angenendt at gmail.com>wrote:

> Am 14.06.10 20:52, schrieb Karanbir Singh:
> > On 06/14/2010 03:33 PM, Ralph Angenendt wrote:
> >> Yeah, but is it all in one place? I haven't looked, I must admit. But
> >
> > I doubt its in one place. Which might be why the questions around it get
> > asked often.
> Yupp. That's why I was asking.
> >> I'd hate to duplicate efforts, too - although I'd like to see
> >> documentation rather in the wiki than on the website.
> >
> > Would something like this fit under a Mirror section under the InfraWiki
> > ? Or you think its worth keeping completely independent of that.
> Were the infrawiki more prominently linked ...
> I guess it belongs under there - InfraWiki/Docs/BecomeMirror or
> something like that - but needs to be linked from the HowTo section.
> Ralph
Hi all

I guess, as per http://wiki.centos.org/Contribute -  3. Contribute to the
Wiki, I am being persistent.

I am reposting again the proposal below -

I would like to propose additions in the wiki for - "HowTos - 21. CentOS
Guidelines - How to create public mirrors for CentOS"

Summary details of the proposed additions
- sample rsync script with exclusion options specific to Centos project
- howto do a rsync script lockfile
- crontab examples & synchronization frequency
- arch mirror sizes (3.9, 4.8, 5.5)
- Essential Files/Folders to Mirror
- How to announce your mirror

This proposal is to address on details that has been cropping up on the
mailling list with some frequency which mostly centered around the size of
the mirror specifically on each architectures, usually on size requirements.
DVD ISOs is terms of availability and synchronizations sources are the
secondary topics being usually asked. To a lesser degree, new sites

The proposal is mainly to address these 'frequently' asked questions. Other
proposed additions that was listed are mainly extras or bonuses - things
that I think would be helpful and beneficial to the community, speeding up
deployments of new mirrors by having some of the technical questions
pre-answered in a howto.

I hope my proposal is acceptable..

Sincere regards and thanks

Maulvi Bakar
(Wiki Username - "MaulviBakar")
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