[mirrorbrain-commits] r7836 - /trunk/docs/mirrors.rst

From: <poeml_at_mirrorbrain.org>
Date: Thu, 08 Oct 2009 09:02:28 -0000
Author: poeml
Date: Thu Oct  8 11:02:26 2009
New Revision: 7836

URL: http://svn.mirrorbrain.org/viewvc/mirrorbrain?rev=7836&view=rev
docs/mirrors: add section about enabling/disabling mirrors


Modified: trunk/docs/mirrors.rst
URL: http://svn.mirrorbrain.org/viewvc/mirrorbrain/trunk/docs/mirrors.rst?rev=7836&r1=7835&r2=7836&view=diff
--- trunk/docs/mirrors.rst (original)
+++ trunk/docs/mirrors.rst Thu Oct  8 11:02:26 2009
_at_@ -136,6 +136,40 @@
 incremental changes are often needed to get the data right, there is a command to
 edit the data later: :program:`mb edit`.
+A new mirror created this way is disabled in the beginning, because it needs to
+be scanned first before it can be useful.
+Enabling mirror
+Enabling a mirror, or more correctly *enabling redirections* to a mirror, can
+be done with the command :program:`mb enable`. 
+Before doing this for the first time, the mirror needs to be scanned to be
+useful; see below (:ref:`scanning_mirrors`).
+Another way to enable a mirror is to edit its database record directly (see
+below, where this is explained).
+Disabling a mirror
+Using the :program:`mb disable` command, a mirror can be disabled, and
+MirrorBrain will immediately stop to send requests to it.
+Another way to disable a mirror is to use :program:`mb edit` to edit its
+database record, and changing the ``enabled`` field to ``False`` or ``0``. At
+the same time, a comment about the reason could be left in the ``comment``
+Disabled mirrors are not scanned. Thus, it is usually advisable to scan a
+mirror before reenabling it after inactivity for prolonged time, using
+:program:`mb scan -e`.
+A mirror will also effectively be disabled if the ``score`` is set to ``0``.
 Deleting a mirror
_at_@ -292,6 +326,8 @@
 --prefix --country --region`.
+.. _scanning_mirrors:
 Scanning mirrors

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