For a few years now Proven Scaling has been hosting the MySQL mirror/archive at mirror.provenscaling.com, which provides mainly older MySQL releases (which have been removed from MySQL’s mirror long ago) and MySQL Enterprise releases for the last few years.
Since Proven Scaling has been winding down (and we’ve started paying the bills personally), it doesn’t really make sense for us to maintain as large of a colocation footprint as we have. We’re looking to shift things around, and the mirror is something that’s fairly painful for us to host with a small footprint. We’re hoping another MySQL community member with an already-large datacenter/bandwidth footprint will want to pick it up, where it won’t affect their bottom line so much.
I think there’s still some value in having these files be available, so I’m reluctant to just shut it down (but if no one is interested, that may happen).
Some basic stats about the mirror (for July, 2010):
- Data size: ~305G
- Hits: 232,242
- Transfer/mo: ~703G (this is pretty variable, and was ~1.23TB in May)
- Transfer/day: ~22G avg, ~71G max
I’d be happy to provide file listings and Webalizer stats to interested parties. I will also note that a lot of the data transfer seems to be junk traffic from Asia, although I’m not sure what can be done to minimize this. Ideally we would arrange to rsync the full data set to a server somewhere (or provide ssh access for you to do the same), and you’d maintain the mirror as necessary going forward. We’re happy also to point mirror.provenscaling.com at the new home.
If you’re interested, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.