We rely on mirrors to distribute MariaDB to the world through the official download site at https://downloads.mariadb.org. If you would like to volunteer to become a mirror, thank you! Getting you set up is easy.

How to Become a MariaDB Mirror

The only requirements for becoming a mirror are:

  1. A willingness to mirror MariaDB.
  2. Available bandwidth and disk space.
    • Each release of MariaDB takes between 5-6GB of disk space for all of the various packages we create. There are several MariaDB releases per year, but only the most recent three from each main MariaDB series (5.5, 10.0, etc...) are kept on the mirrors.
    • We recommend our mirrors have at least a 100Mbit/sec connection to the Internet.
  3. The ability to do directory listings on mirrored sub-directories on your mirror host (for some platforms the download page links directly to mirrored sub-directories).
  4. The mirror should update itself at least once a day. (See Updating Notes for more information)
  5. Mirroring is done using rsync.

Updating Notes

MariaDB will normally have no more than one release per series (5.5, 10.0, etc...) per month. There may be times when this is not the case (such as if a major bug is found), but those times are few.

Timing for release announcements is generally oriented to the U.S. Eastern time zone. So if your mirror only updates once per day, have it update after midnight, but before 06:00, U.S. Eastern Time.

With rsync, it is no problem to update several times per day, and doing so is encouraged (if you can).

rsync Information

The rsync URL for mirrors to use is:

rsync.osuosl.org::mariadb

Here is a suggested rsync command for a mirror to use:

rsync -a --partial --delete-after --delay-updates rsync.osuosl.org::mariadb /path/to/local/download/directory

Be aware that when using the above rsync command, a "mariadb" directory will not be created. Instead, the contents of the mariadb module will be rsynced into whatever local folder you specify. We suggest creating a "mariadb" folder for this. See the rsync documentation for details on what each of the arguments in the command above does.

Getting Added to the Mirror List

Once you have initially mirrored the MariaDB release tree, please send an email to (mirror (at) mariadb [dot] org) with the following information:

  1. The name of the company or organization sponsoring the mirror (so we can give credit where credit is due).
  2. Contact name (and email address) for your mirror (so we know who to contact if there are any issues)
  3. The general physical location (e.g. "France", "Hong Kong", or "U.S. West Coast") of the mirror (we use geolocation to try and send people to a mirror close to them).
  4. The base public URL for the mirror (e.g. 'http://mirror.example.net/pub/mariadb').

Once we receive your email and verify your mirror is working we'll add you to the list of mirrors.

Thank you for volunteering to mirror MariaDB!

Credits

The primary MariaDB mirror has been generously provided by the Oregon State University Open Source Lab and is at rsync.osuosl.org.

Other mirrors (list not necessarily complete):

Australia

  • AARNet Pty Ltd (Brisbane)
  • Digital Pacific (Sydney)
  • UberGlobal (Sydney)

Austria

  • Klaus-Uwe Mitterer (Vienna)
  • tweedo.com (Vienna)

Belgium

  • Nucleus.be (Antwerp)
  • Cu.be Solutions

Canada

  • iWeb Technologies, Inc. (Montreal)
  • Rafal Rzeczkowski (eastern)
  • Marty Anstey (western)

China - 中国

  • 大连东软信息学院 - Dalian Neusoft University of Information (Dalian)
  • 华中科技大学启明学院 - Qiming College of Huazhong UST (Wuhan)
  • 中国科学院开源协会 - Open Source Software Association of Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing)

Czech Republic

  • HOSTING90 systems (Prague)
  • vpsFree.cz

Estonia

  • EENet

Finland

  • NetInch Corp

France

  • Institut de Genetique Humaine (Montpellier)
  • LayerJet Solutions (Roubaix)
  • NWPS.ws (Roubaix)

Germany

  • LayerJet Solutions (Falkenstein)
  • 23Media GmbH (Frankfurt)
  • www.n-ix.net (Nuremberg)
  • Host Europe GmbH
  • hs-esslingen.de
  • NetCologne GmbH

Greece

  • University of Crete / Computer Center (Crete, Heraklion)

Hong Kong

  • 網匯在線有限公司 - Nethub Online Limited

Indonesia

  • Biznet Networks
  • DATAUTAMA-NET-ID (Surabaya, East Java)

India

  • Bytenet (Hyderabad)

Ireland

  • HEAnet Ltd. (Dublin)

Japan

  • 山形大学, 米沢市 - Yamagata University (Yonezawa)

Lithuania

  • UAB "Interneto Vizija" (Vilnius)

The Netherlands

  • 1000Mbps.com (Amsterdam)
  • DigitalOcean (Amsterdam)
  • NLUUG (Amsterdam)
  • Supportex.net (Amsterdam)
  • i3D.net (Rotterdam)
  • Triple IT B.V.

New Caledonia

  • L@goon New Caledonia

Poland

  • Kisiek.net

Portugal

  • fe.up.pt

Russia

  • МИФИ - National Research Nuclear University "MEPhI" (Moscow)
  • TimeWeb Co. Ltd. (Saint Petersburg)

Singapore

  • DigitalOcean
  • National University of Singapore

South Africa

  • Web Africa (South Africa)

South Korea

  • KAIST File Archive (Daejeon)

Sweden

  • Lund University (Lund)

Turkey

  • ULAKBIM (Ankara)

The United Kingdom (UK)

  • Somerset Tech Solutions (Coventry)
  • Coreix LTD (London)

The United States of America (USA)

  • DigitalOcean (New York, New York)
  • DigitalOcean (California, San Francisco)
  • Syringa Networks (Idaho, Boise)
  • James Madison University (Virginia, Harrisonburg)
  • University of Texas at Austin (Texas, Austin)

Zimbabwe

  • Zimbabwe Online (Harare)

The MariaDB Archive

The distributed mirrors above only hold the most recent 3-4 releases of each MariaDB series (5.5, 10.0, etc...). If you need to access older MariaDB releases, there is an archive server that contains every MariaDB release. This server is available via the web at http://archive.mariadb.org and via rsync at:

archive.mariadb.org::mariadb

Mirroring the MariaDB Archive with rsync

To mirror the archive with rsync, something like the following will get you everything (beware, it is hundreds of gigabytes!):

rsync -avP archive.mariadb.org::mariadb /path/to/local/dir/

...or you can specify a specific release such as:

rsync -avP archive.mariadb.org::mariadb/mariadb-5.5.30 /path/to/local/dir/

To get a listing of the top level items in the archive including a list of every MariaDB release, just do:

rsync archive.mariadb.org::mariadb

If you would like to become a full archive mirror of MariaDB and be listed here, just let us know via the contact information above like you would for becoming a regular mirror. Thanks!

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