Offline website copier/downloaders could get you a copy of the site/section, but it would create a hell load of traffic and probably bring Exotica down so probably not advised.
Or perhaps an Exotica 2005 on DVD release for those wanting to get right up to date from a clean slate..? (such a DVD could easily contain the other HSVC, ST and AY collections out there also).
What if there every year was made one full and updated torrent, and when updates to ExoticA are made, updates like HVSC are made available?MysticMoon wrote:I guess the problem is the collection is always being updated, so you could only really have a seed at a snapshot in time.. and at 2gb that would be some big share.
Perhaps even HVSC's update program could be used
I am not an expert on the subject, but wouldn't a torrent course less traffic for ExoticA?XtC wrote:Ey up!
I doubt if a 2GB Zip file would be hosted on ExoticA, plus the collection is going to get even larger in time.
Sounds goodWith regards to providing a bittorrent file - possibly - I'll try and work on something in the near future, but don't hold your breath!
rsync is a superior alternative because of frequent updates. It is used to update major FTP site mirrors around the world. Afaik even exotica uses rsync internally. See:Jason wrote:I was wondering, if it is possible to download the entire ExoticA collection e.g. like the HVSC?
Could this perhaps be done using Bit Torrent in one large zip file, so lha isn't needed?
Agreed.shd wrote:rsync is a superior alternative because of frequent updates. It is used to update major FTP site mirrors around the world. Afaik even exotica uses rsync internally.
Trouble is, everyone would be hammering the bandwidth of exotica.fix.no - only BuZz knows what limits are in place.
Torrents would free up the bandwidth.
I'm currently working on providing a torrent for the traditional LhA archives hosted on UnExoticA and also a Zip version for those who prefer it. I'll post an update when it's ready...
Doesn't lha have a 1 GB limit? I think I once read that.XtC wrote:I'm currently working on providing a torrent for the traditional LhA archives hosted on UnExoticA and also a Zip version for those who prefer it. I'll post an update when it's ready...
From what I remember can't Windows unpack zip files by default, so would it make a difference if the archive was classic zip or rar, tar.bz2,7z, zip (compressed by 7-zip) ?
tar.7zComa wrote:Later versions of Windows (probably all NT5-based ones) supports zip out of the box, calling archives "compressed folders". I think people geeky enough to be interested in this torrent would have no problems unpacking it, regardless of packing method, so use whatever gets the size down the most.
HVSC's approach is to zip twice where the frist is without compression, so the file filename/file structure is compressed aswell. Similar to using tar