[ec2-beta] EC2 mirror available for testing

Steve Berryman steve at berryman.org.uk
Tue Jan 13 20:37:46 GMT 2009

Is there no way to distribute the source mirrors by the other ones  
that are available in ec2?

Steve Berryman

On 13 Jan 2009, at 20:08, "Alex Polvi" <alex at polvi.net> wrote:

> Hello,
> Hope this finds you well. After our discussion yesterday, I setup a
> full ubuntu mirror on EC2. /etc/apt/sources.list examples here:
>  http://ubuntu.overcastgroup.com/
> It is available via http is rsync inside of the EC2 network.
> I'm also looking for people who would be willing to mirror this inside
> EC2. This is because the data is stored on the /mnt/ drive -- while
> the cheapest option, it is also volatile. Would be awesome if someone
> could mirror the 265G on EC2 as well, just so we don't have to do an
> entire off-site re-sync if my node goes down. Please let me know if
> you do this. You will need any node larger than an m1.small to get
> enough disk space to host the mirror. I'm using a c1.medium.
> rsync from here (inside EC2 only): rsync://ubuntu.overcastgroup.com/ 
> ubuntu/
> A complete sync will take about 2hrs inside EC2. Mine pulls the latest
> mirror data every 6 hours (upstream is  mirrors.kernel.org).
> I've shared this with Eric, and he says there are murmurings of
> another provider popping up with more mirrors. However, if you are an
> individual or company interested in sponsoring a mirror, I've got it
> setup so you can just launch an image and it will become an ubuntu
> mirror. The only requirement is that we have a source mirror somewhere
> inside EC2, so that you don't have to pay the ~$25 in bw charges or
> wait 18hrs to finish. Let me know if you're interested!
> Feel free to use this, but consider it a "beta". I will announce any
> changes to the mirror here...
> Feedback appreciated!
> -Alex
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