[CentOS] Local mirroring of the CentOS repos

Ashley M. Kirchner ashley at pcraft.com
Wed Oct 10 20:45:42 UTC 2007

Kai Schaetzl wrote:
> *But* I then realized that the updates directory contains *all* updates, 
> not just the latest. Which means if I don't regularly check I may get old 
> versions mirrored I don't want. It also means that I get a lot of unwanted 
> files at the time I start to mirror. And I cannot delete old files as 
> these would again be mirrored in.
> An obvious solution would be to check each day and tell wget (or whatever 
> software I use) to ignore files older than 24 hours. Still, this means the 
> initial download has to get them all and I have to delete all unwanted old 
> files manually.
> Is there a better solution?
    Use rsync.  I keep a local copy of the updates, specific to my 
platform.  I'm also very specific in WHAT I want locally as you'll see 
in the following script.  I use the Stanford University's mirror.

:~> cat rsync.sh
echo "Getting Centos 5.0 Updates...";
echo -e "*****************************\n";
rsync --progress --archive \
--partial --delete --delete-excluded \
--exclude centosplus/ \
--exclude fasttrack/ \
--exclude isos/ \
--exclude isos-dvd/ \
--exclude os/ \
--exclude updates/SRPMS/ \
--exclude updates/x86_64/ \
--exclude addons/SRPMS/ \
--exclude addons/x86_64/ \
--exclude extras/SRPMS/ \
--exclude extras/x86_64/ \
mirror.stanford.edu::mirrors/centos/5.0 /home/CentOS/;

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