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From "Brett Porter" <>
Subject Re: archiva as "offline proxy"?
Date Sat, 24 May 2008 09:25:58 GMT

Yes, Archiva does this - it stores an entire copy of the repository in
the filesystem (you'll see the directory under the filesystems tab).
The database is simply an additional representation of that data for
presenting it differently.


2008/5/24 kawazu <>:
> Folks,
> being a happy maven2 user, so far however I try investigating various
> ways figuring out how to make our development procedure a little more
> "stable" in situations in which, say, our internet connection might be
> flawed or too slow to be usable. Stumbled across archiva this way,
> seeing it does act as a proxy to external repositories, which is kinda
> what I want.
> My question however: Does it also do caching of artifacts? Can it be set
> up to do so? I have installed archiva to a local tomcat container
> following the archiva installation documentation, and looking at the
> size of the archiva/ database, I doubt it contains any .jar files
> (starting on a clean system, ~/.m2/repositories is somewhere next to
> 23mb while archiva/ is just somewhere around 5.3mb). However not just
> having metadata but also the actual artifacts (.jar, .war, whatever)
> available cached by the proxy would  be essential to our setup.
> Is Archiva what I want / need here? Is a setup like this documented
> somewhere and I am just missing it so far? Or should I rather search
> elsewhere?
> TIA and best regards,
> Kristian

Brett Porter

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