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We are always interested in more download mirrors. If you have spare web space and bandwidth on your server, 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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We are always interested in more download mirrors. If you have a system with a high-speed connection, 150-200GB 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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Mirrors are the lifeblood of any open source 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:
 
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 .'''
 
  '''rsync -vaz --delete isc.pcbsd.org::ftp .'''
  
That command should be run as a cron job with a recommended frequency of once daily.
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That command should be run as a '''cron''' job with a recommended frequency of once daily.
  
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 and become available to users.
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Once you've begun the '''rsync''' process, please 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.

Revision as of 12:25, 22 December 2011

(Sorry for the inconvenience)

We are always interested in more download mirrors. If you have a system with a high-speed connection, 150-200GB 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.

As an example, this rsync command will mirror the entire ISO and PBI collection:

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

That command should be run as a cron job with a recommended frequency of once daily.

Once you've begun the rsync process, please 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.