[ubuntu-cloud] EC2 Archive Mirror migration to S3 completed

Ben Howard ben.howard at canonical.com
Fri Jul 6 17:27:57 UTC 2012

The Ubuntu Server team just discussed what it would take to implement
this request. The short answer is that it would take some work to get
this done due to the way that S3 works. A change like this will likely
need to be the subject of a blueprint to get implemented; look for a
blueprint at UDS-R to discuss this.


On 07/06/2012 09:09 AM, Dmitrijs Ledkovs wrote:
> On 06/07/12 15:49, Ben Howard wrote:
>> In an effort to improve reliability of the Ubuntu archive mirrors, Canonical undertook a project to host the archives utilized by EC2
>> instances with Amazon's S3.  We announced in April [1] that we would be switching over to the new mirrors and asked users to make preparations.
> Because we know have bucketed S3 mirrors, is it possible to provide a
> snapshot mirror service similar to
> http://snapshot.debian.org/
> which provides apt-getable debian archive for any time/date in the past.
> currently you need to manually fetch individual build-records from
> launchpadlibrarian and launchpad does not have facility to publish apt
> mirror snapshot.
> But it would be great if we can fake something like snapshot.debian.org
> using S3 mirrors.
> This body part will be downloaded on demand.


Ben Howard
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