[Support-mirrors] Distributed Mirroring ;)
james.britt at gmail.com
Wed Nov 2 10:48:15 EST 2005
Tom Copeland wrote:
> Hi Austin -
> Currently yours is the only mirror which I'm pushing files via FTP -
> everyone else is pulling data from RubyForge using rysnc.
> But yup, as Dennis gets a chance, he can coordinate pushing files to the
> other folks and they can stop pulling from RubyForge. Good times...
What are the pros and cons of ftp vs. rsync?
Is the idea that as new/changed files appear, then are ftp'd from one
mirror to another?
How do we handle deleted gems?
How many gem versions should a mirror hold? For example, does each
mirror need to have versions 0.1.0 to 0.25.0, and onwards, of Nitro?
I believe an advantage to rsync over ftp is that file deletions, when
occurring at a source, are invoked at the sync client as well (or at at
least that is an option, so that both ends are indeed mirrors).
Note to self: This is one of those lists where one must remember to hit
'reply to all' every single time. :(
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