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Re: Announcing Fedora Activity Day - Fedora Development Cycle 2009

On Tue, 2009-06-02 at 22:01 +0200, Björn Persson wrote:
> Jesse Keating wrote:
> > On Mon, 2009-06-01 at 20:56 -0500, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> > > Do you hard link the new release files to the ones identical in rawhide
> > > so that rsync doesn't have to transfer them to places mirroring rawhide?
> >
> > Yes and no.  We do use hardlinks, however the mechanism that gets it
> > from PHX to Raleigh is Netapp snapmirror, which works at the block
> > level.  I don't know enough about snapmirror to know if it is helped by
> > hardlinks or not.  The individual files aren't the real problem, it's
> > the isos, particularly the live isos.
> A program similar to Jigdo could speed this up. Transfer only the RPM packages 
> (taking advantage of hard links) and information on what packages are in each 
> ISO image, and then recreate the ISO images at the destination. That way each 
> package would only be transferred once, regardless of how many ISO images it 
> occurs in.

Unfortunately we don't have access/ability to use anything but
snapmirror to get content from PHX into RDU where the I2 links are.

Jesse Keating
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