[Catalog-sig] High-availability for PyPI, mirroring infrastructures?

Andreas Jung lists at zopyx.com
Mon Aug 11 08:56:30 CEST 2008

Hi there,

Python eggs and zc.buildout are playing a major role in Zope world - both 
for development and deployment. PyPI right now is apparently a 
single-point-of-failure. Although the availability of PyPI become much 
better over time, the complete infrastructure is not highly available which 
is crucial when you are doing commercial development.

What is the perspective for addressing this issue? I have seen that 
Ingeniweb maintains/maintained a PyPI mirror (does not seem to be up2date).
What is the current recommended way for building a (private) mirror?
How big (in GB) is currently PI? If a company would be interested to 
provide a mirroring server, how much diskspace (and bandwidth) would be 


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