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How to make a Mirror of Elive

ISOs Mirror

If you have a server and would like to mirror Elive ISOs, you are more than welcome!


The synchronization of the ISOs like the repository is made by rsync+ssh. This means that all is required is ssh login access, and to have rsync installed.

It is also required of course to have a subdomain created that points to a specific dir (this dir is your choice), like or, it is not really important which names or directories you chose, just to have them ready :)

When you have all this ready, just send an email to Thanatermesis with the details

Space and Bandwith

We don't have actual download numbers, but keep in mind that if you don't have one of these supa-nice-bandwidth that you will never use that much, just forget the idea. There are many downloads of the ISOs. Do not be scared, the max. bandwidth used for icedslash in a month was 150 gb

The size needed to store the ISOs will vary, actually was never been more than 5gb of storage (think about some isos in a directory), but if the limit is set to 10gb could be nice :)

Repository Mirror

There you will need a lot more space. The repository size is approx. 50 gb. If you own a very good hosting with very good speed and very good bandwith, you will be able to mirror the repository too :). The only real requirement of this is that you will own a long-time hosting, because we don't want to have in the future a broken repository that will not work anymore on your sources.list (in any case, should be fixed by changing the DNS)

The special requirement of this is that you will be able to add a subdomain of a domain that you don't own, for example, you don't own the domain but your mirror needs to accept this address in order to understand the redirect from the real domain.

Actually we have these two ones:

  • US - (Los Angeles): By the Elive Servers
  • Europe - (France): By Icedslash