Just joined because I want to make an Arch Linux mirror in Costa Rica,
but I am not sure if I can meet the requirements, mainly of bandwidth,
here is a short story:
Currently at work there is a server I no longer have use for, its an HP
proliant ML110G6. I would like this server to become an Arch mirror, our
Internet connection here is 9Mbps/9Mbps.
- Is that bandwidth enough for a public mirror?
- Will setting up this server choke my network?
- Can I use the server for other stuff? say a web server for local
development or backup server?
- I have an Arch laptop, can I download packages from this mirror while
I am at work using the private IP address?
I have read  and  regarding this topic.
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Hi Arch community
I'm Stephane de Labrusse a french linux user and I have some place for
you on my server. I do not use really Archlinux but I have friends who
use it and I like this community project.
As I'm already managing a SME Server repository (aubrac-medical.fr), I
can share some of my bandwith and hard disk for your project. Let me
know if my request need to be enhanced before to be accepted.
So I hope that I will be in the archlinux adventure.
This is my bug report https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/35404
- -Mirror domain name
- -Geographical location of the mirror
- -Supported access methods (http, ftp, rsync, ...)
http, rsync no ftp for the moment but let me know if you need it
- -URLs for the above access methods
- -The name of tier 1 mirror you are syncing from, which should be one
uk2.net (Great Britain) - rsync://mirrors.uk2.net/archlinux/
- -An administrative contact email
- -Please join the arch-mirrors mailing list.
I will do it
Please ensure the following, to provide consistent mirroring and keep
the upstream mirror's load low:
- -Sync all contents of the upstream mirror (i.e. do not sync only some
All folders are synced
- -Use the following rsync options: -rtlvH --delete-after
- --delay-updates --safe-links --max-delete=1000
I use these options
- -Do not rsync more rapidly than every hour
every hour I make a rsync by a cron entry
Stéphane de Labrusse
Président de l'aru2L http://www.aru2L.org
Membre de l'ApriL http://www.apriL.org
PORTABLE : 06 29 19 12 99
DOMICILE : 05 65 78 90 72
WEB : http://geekeries.de-labrusse.fr
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due to technical problems we will be shutting down our mirror for an unknown time (hvac is a bitch…)
Please remove us from the database for the time beeing, we well contact the list when we're back.