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From Joshua Slive <jos...@slive.ca>
Subject Re: new nl mirror (easynet)
Date Wed, 26 Feb 2003 02:33:09 GMT

On Tue, 25 Feb 2003, Aaron Bannert wrote:

>
> On Monday, February 24, 2003, at 01:30  PM, Joshua Slive wrote:
> >> frequency: *high*
> >>  small sites 4x / hour, bigger ones 1x/hour
> >
> > That sounds a little more agressive than is really needed.  Is there a
> > reason you are updating more than once a day?
>
> I don't think updating every hour is a problem, rsync is
> pretty efficient. We shouldn't encourage more than once
> and hour though.

It's okay for apache-dist, but it is very inefficient for the other rsync
targets because of the /mail/ directories.  These contain mbox archives
which can be large and change VERY frequently.  If you rsync every hour,
you'll wind up downloading the whole mbox every hour.

Joshua.

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