Re: [mirrorbrain] Not serving from local file tree

From: Peter Pml <>
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2011 23:09:28 +0100

Am 20.03.2011 um 02:25 schrieb Alex Mandel:
> I'm a little confused on how to setup the apache config. Previously I
> had a pseudo file tree except for md5 files which were served with the
> MinSize option.
> I've now replaced the psuedo tree with real files and would like to
> start serving with the local file tree actually taking a fairly high
> priority. However it seems to still be redirecting every download
> request elsewhere. What do I need to do to make it pick up the local
> files more often.

As just discussed on IRC, that's not doable right now: it is not implemented in MirrorBrain to function as a file-serving mirror as well. It's doable by setting up a separate vhost, but that seems like a bit of a kludge, and the vhost would need a scan (which seems silly); but that would do what you want.

> I guess what confuses me the most is that the local tree isn't treated
> like other mirrors in the database. So it doesn't come up in lists, or
> show as a mirror when looking at various files so if I didn't know which
> files were psuedo and which were real it would be a real mess.

That's due to the above.

> I'm also confused about what I should do when I add new files to my
> local tree. Will they automatically start being served once the cron
> scans pick them up on mirrors?

When you add new files locally, they are immediately being served directly from the MirrorBrain server. As soon as a mirror becomes known (when it have synced and after it has been scanned), MirrorBrain switches its behaviour: it redirects to that mirror(s), and no longer serves from local.

It would seem very useful to employ the MirrorBrain server also for sending files directly. After discussing on IRC a little bit with you about that, I have now written down this feature idea:

Thanks for your helpful thoughts!

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