How to make a local mirror for FreeBSD.


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I need a local mirror server, because I need an FreeBSD cluster (run ZFS and PostgreSQL).

For Debian system, the local mirror can easily be created with the apt-mirror tool.

Is there some tools to create a local mirror for FreeBSD to run freebsd-update and pkg commands, so the entire cluster can update against with the same local mirror.


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No, there's no such tool. You can easily set up a caching proxy for freebsd-update(8) though, that works rather well.

I have been thinking a creating a mirror tool for packages, but haven't coded anything for it yet.