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Pear Mirror

Thanks to Greg’s efforts I’m now hosting a mirror of the PEAR channel. At the moment were only mirroring installer data not the entire website but its a start.

Things are still in the testing phase, but the mirror is usable, just run: pear config-set preferred_mirror us.pear.php.net

Right now we sync the mirrors every 4 hours, so it could be slightly out of date, but not enough to cause problems.

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  3. Joshua Eichorn Post author

    A mirror takes about 2gig of storage right now, with that amount increasing over time.

    I believe the current pear.php.net uses 300-400 gb of bandwith a month so a mirror is less then that. Currently you have to manually select to use a mirror so unless a lot of people decide to switch to using us.pear.php.net then usage won’t be all that high.

    I’ll be posting some usage reports in the next couple weeks/months.

  4. Moosh

    C:\Prg\Net\serveur\wamp\php>pear update-channels
    Updating channel “pear.php.net”
    Channel “pear.php.net” is up to date
    Updating channel “pearified.com”
    Channel “pearified.com” is up to date
    Updating channel “pecl.php.net”
    Channel “pecl.php.net” is up to date
    C:\Prg\Net\serveur\wamp\php>pear config-set preferred_mirror de.pear.php.net
    config-set (preferred_mirror, de.pear.php.net, user) failed, channel pear.php.net