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by Justin Ellingwood
Yes, this seems like a win/win for both us and them. Currently an ubuntu 12.04 apt-mirror requires about 125G of disk space for (32bit + 64bit + source).
Can't give this one enough votes - was actually surprised you didn't already have this!
This is a great suggestion and something we will definitely look into as soon as we clear through a bit more of our backlog on feature requests.
Also setup a Debian mirror.
This is a great idea ! +1
Please, a Debian mirror too
Working on this in the meantime we've heard from other customers that Columbia.edu's mirror of ubuntu is very fast from our NYC region 12MB/s =]
Yay, I was very shocked this wasn't already done when I made a server to test out the site.
I use Columbia University's mirror here:
How do you do that? Can anyone give a link for instructions?
For what it's worth, apt-cacher-ng is a caching proxy designed to be used for apt-based distros, so you only need to store what users request, not gigs of KDE or whatever that nobody needs.
http://www.unix-ag.uni-kl.de/~bloch/acng/ or apt-get install apt-cacher-ng.
A Debian mirror would also be great. I assume at some point DigitalOcean will roll out a cloud-init like functionality as used in Ubuntu on EC2. A super fast Ubuntu mirror will help increase speed of deploys.
On debian, this is the first thing I do on a new server. This basically finds the closest (and fastest) debian mirror. Make sure you uncomment the security repository, then replace /etc/apt/sources.list with the generated file.
apt-get -y update
apt-get -y install netselect-apt
/usr/bin/netselect-apt -n squeeze -o sources.list
A Debian mirror would be fine too. It's as easy as installing apt-cacher-ng and in one server you can have ubuntu, debian and fedora's mirrors.
For debian, http://ftp-nyc.osuosl.org/debian is *very* near.
http://rocky-mountain.csail.mit.edu/debian makes a good backup.
For Amsterdam, Debian’s primary Netherlands mirror is best: http://ftp.nl.debian.org/debian/
Make this for Arch too, please.
Your votes would probably be better served if you consolidated them w/the thread w/this same request that was previously started (given that it's already garnered a significant number of votes): http://digitalocean.uservoice.com/forums/136585-digital-ocean/suggestions/3557909-mirror-ubuntu-s-repository-for-faster-package-mana
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