Mirror Sites for MariaDB
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:
- A willingness to mirror MariaDB
- Mirroring is done using rsync
- An https mirror should be utilised (http mirrors are not accepted any more)
- Available bandwidth and disk space
- Each release of MariaDB takes about between 40-70GB of disk space for all of the various packages we create. There are several MariaDB releases per year, but only the most recent two from each main MariaDB series (10.4, 10.5, etc...) are kept on the mirrors
- We recommend our mirrors have at least a 100Mbit/sec connection to the Internet
- 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)
- The mirror should update itself, preferably every 6 hours, but at the very least, twice a day. (See Updating Notes for more information)
MariaDB will normally have no more than one release per series (10.4, 10.5, 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 less frequently than every 6 hours, 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.
The primary rsync URL for mirrors to use is:
Here is the 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.
It is also a good idea to test your rsync command before adding it to a cron
job by adding the
-v --dry-run flags to the command temporarily so you can
see what it will do (without actually doing anything).
As of April 2019, running the above command will use around 500GB of disk space in total.
See the rsync documentation for details on what each of the arguments in the command above does.
Secondary rsync mirrors
We also have several secondary rsync mirrors you can pull from. In many instances pulling from the secondary mirror is faster than pulling from the primary rsync mirror. Here they are, with the country they are located in. Simply replace the rsync URI in the example above with one from this list to use it.
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:
- The name of the company or organization sponsoring the mirror (so we can give credit where credit is due).
- Contact name (and email address) for your mirror (so we know who to contact if there are any issues)
- The general physical location (e.g. "Paris, France", "Hong Kong", or "Austin, Texas, USA") of the mirror (we use geolocation to try and send people to a mirror close to them).
- The base public URL for the mirror
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!
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) are listed below and can be selected on the downloads.mariadb.org site:
- Digital Pacific (Sydney)
- Real World Group (Sydney)
- Klaus-Uwe Mitterer (Vienna)
- ACORN-NS (Halifax)
- iWeb Technologies, Inc. (Montreal)
- GloboTech Communications (New Brunswick)
- Insacom (Valparaíso)
- NetActuate (Santiago)
- Universidad de La Frontera (Temuco)
China - 中国
- 清华大学 TUNA 协会 - Tsinghua University TUNA Association (Beijing)
- 中国科学技术大学, 合肥 - USTC (Hefei)
- eScience Center, Nanjing University (南京大学)
- HOSTING90 systems (Prague)
- dotsrc.org - Aalborg University (Aalborg)
- One.com (Copenhagen)
- Safe-Con ApS (Odense)
- Institut de Genetique Humaine (Montpellier)
- AG DSN (Dresden)
- CICKU (Falkenstein)
- dogado GmbH (Leipzig)
- Herr Bischoff (Nuremberg)
- Host Europe GmbH
- NetCologne GmbH
- rackSPEED GmbH (Düsseldorf)
- wilhelm.tel GmbH (Hamburg)
- www.n-ix.net (Nuremberg)
- University of Crete / Computer Center (Crete, Heraklion)
- 網匯在線有限公司 - Nethub Online Limited
- Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Budapest)
- PT. Biznet Gio Nusantara (Jakarta)
- Telkom University (Bandung)
- AASAAM Group
- Alma Host
- HEAnet Ltd. (Dublin)
- EvoWise (Milan)
- 山形大学, 米沢市 - Yamagata University (Yonezawa)
- Liquid Telecom (Nairobi)
- UAB "Interneto Vizija" (Vilnius)
- DigitalOcean (Amsterdam)
- NLUUG (Amsterdam)
- PCExtreme B.V. (Amsterdam)
- Weppel.nl (Eindhoven)
- Serverion.com (The Hague)
- Triple IT B.V.
- Terrahost AS
- ICM UW (Interdisciplinary Centre for Modelling, Warsaw University)
- Universidade do Porto
- Chroot Network (Bucharest)
- nxtHost.com (Bucharest)
- Dmitry Shishkin (Nizhny Novgorod)
- docker.ru (Moscow)
- МИФИ - National Research Nuclear University "MEPhI" (Moscow)
- Truenetwork (Novosibirsk)
- National University of Singapore
- Harukasan (부산시, Busan)
- EvoWise (Madrid)
- MvA Internet Services GmbH (Zurich)
- OSSPlanet + Ubuntu-TW - Ubuntu 台灣在地推廣組
- Khon Kaen University (Khon Kaen)
- Guzel Hosting (Istanbul)
- ULAKBIM (Ankara)
The United Kingdom (UK)
- Coreix LTD (London)
- UKFast (Manchester)
The United States of America (USA)
- Accretive Networks (Washington, Seattle)
- DigitalOcean (California, San Francisco)
- EvoWise (California, Los Angeles)
- DigitalOcean (New York, New York)
- EvoWise (New York, New York)
- Jaleco.com (U.S. East Coast)
- Limestone Networks (Texas, Dallas)
- Nodes Direct (Florida, Jacksonville)
- Syringa Networks (Idaho, Boise)
- Rackspace (Dallas, Virginia, Chicago, London, Sydney, Hong Kong)
- Universidad de la República - Facultad de Derecho (Montevideo)
- Zimbabwe Online (Harare)
The MariaDB Archive
The distributed mirrors above only hold the most recent 3-4 releases of each MariaDB series (10.5, 10.4, 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:
Mirroring the MariaDB Archive with rsync
To mirror the archive with rsync, something like the following will get you everything:
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-10.4.13 /path/to/local/dir/
As of May 2020, the entire archive will use around 4 TB of disk space in total.
To get a listing of the top level items in the archive including a list of every MariaDB release, just do:
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!