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task #15359: Selecting backup tarball repositories

Submitted by:  Mohammad Akhlaghi <makhlaghi>
Submitted on:  Sat 03 Aug 2019 03:49:31 PM UTC  
 
Should Start On:  Fri 02 Aug 2019 11:00:00 PM UTC Should be Finished on:  Fri 02 Aug 2019 11:00:00 PM UTC
Category:  Software Priority:  5 - Normal
Status:  Postponed Privacy:  Public
Percent Complete:  90% Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open Effort:  0.00

Tue 11 Feb 2020 12:21:17 AM UTC, comment #1: 

As a major step towards the completion of this task, with commit 6d6886, the project's download script takes an optional 5th argument that contains a list of backup servers. If the download from the original server fails, it will try the backup servers.

But this task isn't yet complete, because we still need to allow the users to define their own backup servers outside of the Git history (maybe as a configuration option?)

Mohammad Akhlaghi <makhlaghi>
Project Administrator
Sat 03 Aug 2019 03:49:31 PM UTC, original submission:  

Currently we have a single backup repository, but as more projects start to adapt this template, it is natural for them to have mirror repositories.

Therefore once task #15345 (Automatically using backup tarball repository) is completed, it may be good to have a file with URLs of backup repositories within each project where users can select which one to download a tarball from (if necessary).

Mohammad Akhlaghi <makhlaghi>
Project Administrator

 

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