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We are always interested in more download mirrors. If you have a system with a high-speed connection, 350-500GB of space, and the ability to '''rsync''' with a host, you can greatly help the PC-BSD® project and PC-BSD® users by becoming a mirror. More mirrors means faster download speeds and more geographic locations for users to download from.
  
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This '''rsync''' command will mirror the entire collection of installation files and PBIs:
  
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That command should be run as a '''cron''' job with a recommended frequency of at least once daily with a preferred interval of every 12 hours.
  
We are always interested in more download mirrors. If you have spare web space and bandwidth on your server, PC-BSD will be greatly helped if you would be willing to donate this to us. More mirrors means higher download speeds and more (local) servers for users to download from. PC-BSD is also distributed as [http://www.gotbsd.net/ torrent] and you can help us with seeding, especially the first two weeks after a new release.
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Once you have begun the '''rsync''' process, send an email to kris at pcbsd dot org letting him know the URL of the mirror so that the new mirror can get listed and become available to users.
  
Mirrors are the lifeblood of any project such as PC-BSD. If you have a system with a high-speed connection, 150-200GB of space, and the ability to '''rsync''' with a host, then we need you!
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As an example, this '''rsync''' command will mirror the entire ISO and PBI collection:
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'''rsync -vaz --delete isc.pcbsd.org::ftp .'''
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That command should be run as a cron job with a recommended frequency of once daily.
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Once you've begun the rsync process, please send an email to kris at pcbsd dot org letting him know of the mirror URL so the new mirror can get listed.
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Revision as of 11:43, 5 March 2013

(Sorry for the inconvenience)

We are always interested in more download mirrors. If you have a system with a high-speed connection, 350-500GB of space, and the ability to rsync with a host, you can greatly help the PC-BSD® project and PC-BSD® users by becoming a mirror. More mirrors means faster download speeds and more geographic locations for users to download from.

This rsync command will mirror the entire collection of installation files and PBIs:

rsync -vaz --delete isc.pcbsd.org::ftp .

That command should be run as a cron job with a recommended frequency of at least once daily with a preferred interval of every 12 hours.

Once you have begun the rsync process, send an email to kris at pcbsd dot org letting him know the URL of the mirror so that the new mirror can get listed and become available to users.