Tag Archive for 'mirror'


First Official Fedora Mirror in China Online!

Well, it has been a struggle, yet it is all over, almost. For a few days now the FIRST FEDORA MIRROR IN CHINA has been online. Proudly sponsored by CANDIS and urged on by the Beijing Linux Users Group. There are still some tweaks to happen and more data sets to be added over time, […]


PostgreSQL Upgrade Part 3

I knew the config files were different between 7.4 and 8.1 and that some items merely changed names and some were deprecated. I used this excellent resource before. Even the very rudimentary tweaks I did, and with a RAID array that is in a 90% rebuild rate, background initialisation, this 8.1 version is FAST! I […]


PostgreSQL Upgrade Part 2

Well, the PostgreSQL upgrade was a snap, sorta. I needed to do a full dump and restore as this was a major version change – no surprises there. What pissed me off though, is that when using the binary data type for dump files when using pg_dump (“-T c”) the resulting backup file is of […]


PostgreSQL Upgrade

Well this week was fun. For some reason one of our main clusters that runs client ASP software for general office, file, email, collaboration, etc… went crazy. First I noticed that the usual night time “Vacuum’s” that are needed to keep the PostgreSQL planar at it’s most efficient and indexes clean, was running right into […]


Red Hat to the Rescue!

Well, it seems only appropriate that with Linux World China being next week and all, that Red Hat are going to get some LTO2 tapes shipped. I didn’t even check on my status today, but I was hovering around ~77GB. 540 odd GB to go! I would like to pull from Japan, but they use […]


Fedora Mirror Update

Well, I lost track of time.  However long it has been, I am now at 44GB!  Only a couple hundred left to go. Why Red Hat?  Why are your core mirrors so piss weak in China compared to other distros?


Fedora Mirror Day 3

Well, something around 96 hours and we have ~24 GB. As Colonel Slade would quip; “Hoo ha!” </Sarcasm>