[CentOS-mirror] 5.6 is coming closer

Tue Apr 5 09:30:59 UTC 2011
Paul Stewart <pstewart at nexicomgroup.net>

For us, this is too much work... we have a lot of mirrors here and we
also have a lot of servers to look after.  I realize it's a "small thing
to do" but we mirror many sites because it's a "set it up and forget
about it" thing pretty much... we are happy to contribute to the world
at large but if it's not completely automated then we won't do it ....



-----Original Message-----
From: centos-mirror-bounces at centos.org
[mailto:centos-mirror-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Prof. P. Sriram
Sent: Tuesday, April 05, 2011 5:21 AM
To: Mailing list for CentOS mirrors.
Subject: Re: [CentOS-mirror] 5.6 is coming closer

On Mon, 4 Apr 2011, Adam wrote:
> As a reminder to old mirrors and tip for new mirrors now might be a
> time to remove the "--delete" flags from your rsync scripts in order
> protect the 5.6 tree in the event you stumble upon a mirror that
> have it after you have already download it.

Maybe it's been discussed before, but would it not be worthwhile to do a

DNS based thing for this? We create a temporary rsync source domain 
(instead of us-msync.centos.org, say, we do a temp.us-msync.centos.org),

add machines from the 'permanent' domain into this temporary domain as
when they finish their sync of the new content and let downstream
do the sync from this temp domain instead of the usual (permanent)
Once we have release (or all the upstreamers are synced up), we ask the 
downstream mirrors to go back to mirroring from the old permanent
Downstream mirrors could choose not to do this if they feel so for 
whatever reason. For those who choose to go along with this, it would 
entail one change of upstream server when we start and one more change
revert this when release is up.

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