[CentOS-mirror] Mirror Changes - Important
john at interserver.net
Fri Apr 1 01:45:17 UTC 2005
Our mirror is now updated
Lance Davis wrote:
> Due to the split of mirrors with cAos , it will be necessary for mirrors
> to make some changes to the way that they mirror the CentOS tree, as
> moving forward it will no longer be a part of the caosity tree.
> Firstly mirrors need to decide whether they are mirroring CentOS or cAos
> or both. They are distinct operating systems, CentOS is a rebuild of
> Enterprise Linux , whereas cAos is an rpm based distribution in its own
> For more information see www.centos.org or caos.caosity.org
> At present both trees are mirrored with a single rsync of
> mirror.caosity.org::cAos - moving forward two rsyncs will be needed :-
> mirror.caosity.org::caosity that will get the caos tree
> msync.centos.org::CentOS that will get the CentOS tree
> Please note that at present CentOS will be listed and stored within the
> cAos tree, this should not be the case in the future - CentOS should never
> be stored or listed as a part of cAos or caosity.
> Mirror Changes
> In order to achieve the changes required with minimum download bandwidth
> the following steps should be carried out. (Note that individual
> circumstances may vary - if in doubt do nothing and ask) .
> 1. Stop cron based rsync job from syncing
> 2. Move the CentOS tree to its new location, which should be at the root
> of the publically served tree.
> This can either be achieved with 'mv' or if you want a 2nd chance at it
> 'cp -al' which will create a hardlinked copy of the tree (as long as it
> is on the same partition)
> eg with directory structure /pub
> cp -al /pub/caos/centos /pub/
> mv /pub/caos/centos /pub
> to end up with /pub/
> (and /pub/caos/centos/ if using cp -al)
> 3. Create a new rsync cron job to sync the CentOS tree (if required) .
> This should be something like :-
> rsync -aqzH --delete msync.centos.org::CentOS /pub/
> *** note the change to msync.centos.org *** mirror.centos.org is
> deprecated for rsync use - to allow us to use different servers for yum
> please use rsync -anvzH --delete msync.centos.org::CentOS /pub/
> first to test that the command will do the right thing ('n' is dry run
> and will just show what wil be transferred - which in theory should be very
> little - if it says 40 GB + then the command is wrong !!)
> Note that due to the way that rsync works any updates will only be written
> to this new tree and not the hardlinked tree left behind if using cp -al
> above ( that can be deleted once you are happy with the new location
> 4. Create a new rsync cron job to sync the cAos tree (if required). This
> should be something like :-
> rsync -aqzH --delete mirror.caosity.org::caosity /pub/
> *** note the change to ::caosity - ::cAos will still sync both trees
> for mirrors that havent restructured yet. ***
> This will also delete the CentOS tree left underneath the caos tree
> You should now have both trees in the correct places.
> 5. Please email the list to say that you have restructured your mirror and
> what the new urls will be for public use. We will update the databases to
> reflect these new locations.
> 6. It is not necessary to mirror all of centos if you do not wish to - eg
> you can choose whether to carry 2.1 , 3.3, 3.4, 4.0 - but please note in
> the email any trees that you will not be carrying and we will note that in
> the database.
> 7. In the very near future we will be restricting access to
> msync.centos.org to publically listed mirrors only - we have to establiush
> a way for new mirrors to sync first though.
> 8. We will be tracking which mirrors have/havent restructured and will
> contact individual mirrors accordingly.
> There is now an irc channel - #centos-mirror
> on irc.freenode.net where mirroring discussions may be held.
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