[m-dev.] Hosting for Mercury downloads

Peter Wang novalazy at gmail.com
Tue Sep 1 12:28:04 AEST 2015

On Tue, 1 Sep 2015 11:21:37 +1000, Paul Bone <paul at bone.id.au> wrote:
> Julien and I have been coordinating to maintain the Mercury downloads, which
> is currently hosted on google cloud services.  It costs a few dollars per
> month, depending on usage.  (I have not yet made up a budget for the Mercury
> hosting expenses as I orginally inteded to do.)
> Alternatively we could move the downloads onto the web server, which is
> probably easier to administer.  It may be faster in some situations but
> definitly slower when under high load.  The webserver is a fixed 6-monthly
> cost of about $45USD, I also use it for other projects and personal e-mail.
> However the server also has a fixed capacity, and many many builds,
> sspecially ROTDs may fill it up.
> So my questions are, do we need to keep months/years of ROTDs?  Do we need
> to keep them online or is archiving them in our homes/offices good enough?
> As it is there is very little pre-2012 online.  If anyone requests something
> pre-2012 I may have it on a hard disk in my wardrobe and can retrive it.

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