[CentOS-mirror] Rsync on Windows & Mirroring Best Practices

William Dunn wdunn at cs.vt.edu
Fri Sep 15 00:56:15 UTC 2006

I made my own lockfiles, and I know they're not as robust as they should 
be, but I did it in a hurry, and so far they've worked.

if [ -f /root/rsync-scripts/centos.lockfile ]
echo "lock file exists, exiting..."
#echo "creating lock file..."
touch /root/rsync-scripts/centos.lockfile
rsync -aqzH --partial --delete us-msync.centos.org::CentOS 
rm -f /root/rsync-scripts/centos.lockfile


Karanbir Singh wrote:
> Mote, Ty R. wrote:
>> Greetings,
>> I am new to the idea of mirroring, but I want to support CentOS by
>> sharing some of my bandwidth. I have read over the CentOS Mirroring
>> HowTo and set everything up as it states. However, the instructions
>> suggest that the reader contacts the mailing list for additional
>> instructions for using "lock files", etc.
> why not use a CentOS machine ?

William Dunn
Unix / Linux Administrator
Virginia Tech Computer Science Department
wdunn at cs.vt.edu / 540-231-3167

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