On Wed, 30 Mar 2005, Bob Pierce wrote: > Our new mirror locations are as follows: > > http://centos.westmancom.com/ > ftp://centos.westmancom.com/ > > We won't be mirroring caos for now. > > Let me know if there's any questions about our setup. Thanbks - you dont seem to have 2.1 - is that deliberate ?? or again something wrong at our end ?? Regards Lance > > Good day, > Bob Pierce > > -----Original Message----- > From: centos-mirror-bounces at centos.org > [mailto:centos-mirror-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Lance Davis > Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2005 2:42 PM > To: centos-mirror at centos.org > Cc: caos-mirror at caosity.org > Subject: [CentOS-mirror] Mirror Changes - Important > > > > 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 > right. > > 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 > > and > > 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 > /pub/caos > /pub/caos/centos > > cp -al /pub/caos/centos /pub/ > or > mv /pub/caos/centos /pub > > to end up with /pub/ > /pub/caos > /pub/centos > (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 > mirrors. > > 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 > working). > > 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 > above. > > 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. > > Lance > > -- uklinux.net - The ISP of choice for the discerning Linux user.