[CentOS] Best way to mirror CentOS locally

Alfred von Campe alfred at 110.net
Tue Oct 18 15:48:53 UTC 2005

> Kick off an rsync from your closest fast mirror, wait for this to
> complete, then setup a nightly cron job to keep in sync with this
> mirror. Something like...
> rsync -Pptrl --delete
> rsync://rsync.sunsite.org.uk/sites/msync.centos.org/CentOS/4/
> /local_repo/CentOS/4/

To speed things up (and to conserve disk space), you can add a 
--exclude=isos to the rsync command (and also --exclude="alpha" 
--exclude="ia64" --exclude="ppc" --exclude="s390*" --exclude="x86_64" 
if you only need/want the i386 stuff).


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