[Dev] Requirements for an (European) mirror?

Johannes Krampf johannes.krampf at googlemail.com
Tue Nov 29 17:28:34 GMT 2011


2011/11/29 Michał Masłowski <mtjm at mtjm.eu>:
>> I'm interested in setting up a mirror for Parabola in Europe.
>
> Our current mirror (repo.parabolagnulinux.org) is hosted in the UK, so
> it's probably near.
>
>> Fauno told me in IRC that I should expect about 100GB of disk space,
>> but he never managed to summon n1md4 while I was online, who might
>> know about the traffic requirements.
>>
>> Does anyone know how much traffic should be expected for a Parabola mirror?
>
> Probably only n1md4 knows this.

Thanks for your answer Michal. Do you think it would make sense to set
up a third mirror (in Europe)?

I got the idea because there are only two mirrors in my mirrorlist and
I got "slow" downloads (1-2MB/s instead of 8 or 9) at my location in
Southern Switzerland.

When I had a look at server prices, I found a reasonable 50€/month
offer [1] with 100MBit/s until 10TB transfer per month which I would
be willing to donate. But since I never worked with a downloading
server before, I have no idea what requirements a mirror has.

Nicolás: ifconfig will also show the transfered bytes since the last
reboot, this might help to get an rough estimate.

[1] http://www.hetzner.de/en/hosting/produkte_rootserver/ex4


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