[CentOS-mirror] Question about downtime

Imre Gergely imre.gergely at astral.ro
Mon May 21 16:50:13 UTC 2007

and because it's your server, and it's a volunteer job to mirror whatever stuff
you mirror, if you happen to need a little bit of downtime for the server to
work more reliably (security updates, bugfixes etc), that downtime really
shouldn't hurt anybody in the long run :) imho.

Lance Davis wrote:
> On Mon, 21 May 2007, Magnus Morén wrote:
>> Hi,
>> The mirror at Halmstad University is now (since this morning, UTC)
>> officially in the mirror list and I have seen traffic all day.
>> Question: Is there any procedure to follow if I must schedule downtime
>> for the server? (ie downtime for 5 minutes to update kernel *or*
>> downtime for one day (or more).
> Well, downtime for 5 minutes noone will notice - unless they are in the
> middle of a long download ,get kicked off and they arent in a position
> to resume ...
> Downtime for a day or more will be picked up by our systems and the
> listing will automatically drop off our website etc.
> In my experience when we are told about small outages - we dont look at
> the emails until after the outage has been and gone ....
> Regards
> Lance
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