mirroring hardware repository

Michael E Brown Michael_E_Brown at dell.com
Fri May 4 10:30:04 CDT 2007

On Fri, May 04, 2007 at 08:19:47AM -0400, Eric Yablonowitz wrote:
> Hello,
> Per one of Michael Brown's posts, I have been using lftp to mirror  
> the http://linux.dell.com/repo/software/ repository for a little  
> while now.  I would like to do the same with http://linux.dell.com/ 
> repo/hardware/.  However it appears that there are hard links being  
> used and my mirror had grown to over 10GB before I killed lftp.  Ah,  
> how easy this would be with rsync (and symlinks)!
> Now I know I can recreate the repository from the Server Assistant  
> CD, but ideally I only want to have to do this work once and then  
> have the mirror automatically updated  (like all my other mirrors).
> I noticed that the http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware/ index page  
> mentions using reposync, but this only seems to mirror the RPMs for  
> the specific machine-type from which I am running reposync.  Whereas  
> I want a fully functional mirror that works exactly like the Dell  
> repo for all Dell machine types.

No inbound rsync access. :(

But, if you want, I can do an rsync push out. With rysnc "-H" parameter,
it will preserve hardlinks.

You can send me either a rsync server address or a passwordless ssh
private key for use with rsync/ssh.

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