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Re: up2date and yum: failover mode?



Le mer 22/10/2003 à 01:34, Adrian Likins a écrit :
> On Mon, Oct 20, 2003 at 12:07:46PM +0200, Axel Thimm wrote:
> > Something invaluable in yum is its failover system, e.g. pointing N
> > mirrors of the same repo in the config giving yum a chance to pick
> > another one, when a failure is detected.
> > 
> > Is that feature already in up2date, or will it be brought to it?
> 
> 	not officially planned, but plan to try to get to at
> some point.

Well, what's more interesting is a failover system when you poll several
sources of the same channels (maybe that's how yum already works, from
your description it doesn't look like this)

ie : poll upstream source, first-level mirror and deep-level mirror.

Download most packages from deep-level, then packages that didn't make
it yet from first-level, then packages just updated from source.

This way you have the benefits of mirroring (lightening the load on the
core servers) without the problems (out-of-sync mirrors).

Ideally you could even have a loopback iso as lowest source.

Cheers,

-- 
Nicolas Mailhot

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