[arch-dev-public] [RFC] archive.archlinux.org

Sven-Hendrik Haase sh at lutzhaase.com
Sun Oct 18 09:49:06 UTC 2015

On Sun, Oct 18, 2015 at 10:41 AM, Florian Pritz <bluewind at xinu.at> wrote:
> On Sat, 17 Oct 2015 22:46:49 +0200 Sven-Hendrik Haase
> <sh at lutzhaase.com> wrote:
> > I like that project. However, why would we need a new server? Can't we
> > the space and bandwidth of an existing host? I'm not too knowledgeable
> > about our current servers so maybe Florian could shed some light on
> nymeria has about 500gb free space so that's not enough. luna and
> celestia only have 240gb ssd storage each.
> At least a couple months ago Hetzner said upgrading an EX40 to an
> EX40-hybrid is possible so I guess we could ask them if they can also
> add the hdds to celestia. Doing so would raise the price from 59€/month
> to 69€/month. That would give us 2TB of additional storage, but I don't
> know if we'd want to host the archive on the build server. Opinions?
> Florian

I think this quite a fine solution if that's possible from Hetzner's side.
I don't mind the stuff being hosted on the build server. In fact, it's
probably a good candidate because it doesn't really need its bandwidth
anyway except for short periods of time when people upload packages and the
other resource requirements probably won't conflict. Especially so since
the data of this project would be hosted on another set of disks.

Apart from that, I don't see anything wrong with adding cower to the repos
along with a helper to download old packages as suggested by Daniel (but
lets keep the discussion about the AUR helper stuff in another thread).

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