Dear openSUSE Mirror Hosts,
Thank you for your continued hosting of openSUSE Mirrors.
While recently resolving an issue with rsync.opensuse.org
we realised that a significant
number of you are
as your content source.
is meant to be a publicly available mirror host, but as registered
hosts on this mailing
list, you are entitled to use stage.opensuse.org
, our dedicated mirror host for you.
This server not only provides access to pre-release content, but is the authoritative
source for all openSUSE
content, including rsync.opensuse.org
As registered mirrors, please configure your sync cronjobs to use stage.opensuse.org
This is particularly important for mirrors hosting openSUSE Tumbleweed (formerly known as
Factory) which has a
higher rate of change.
While I'm mentioning Tumbleweed, if you are hosting a Tumbleweed mirror, please
consider ensuring your sync
cronjobs run more often than once every 24 hours.
Also, if you are not running a Tumbleweed mirror, please consider altering your
configuration to do so.
Tumbleweed is more and more a key offering of the openSUSE Project and we really could
benefit from more
Compared to the "opensuse-full" module the addition of Tumbleweed will take
approximately 60GB more disk space
with an estimated rate of change of ~5GB per day (with a 'worst-case' rate of
change being 60GB which occurs
once or twice a year).
You can achieve this by altering your sync cronjob to use the
"opensuse-full-with-factory" rsync module.
This request is part of an ongoing program of improvements including increased bandwidth
expected on 1st March (doubling) & 1st June (4x more, 8x current)
If you are experiencing problems with stage.opensuse.org
performance, please let us know,
especially after the
Your ongoing feedback & support will help us shape and tune these improvements as we
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