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Re: [Pulp-list] [Feedback needed] Pulp 2 to Pulp 3 migration, export_distributor, RPM/ISO plugin

We use it weekly as part of a business process that takes a core subset 15 repos out of around 100, and exports a time window of updates for transfer across an airgap.  We like this feature and would have to figure out how to re-create it in-house if it wasn't part of Pulp 3.  We run bare Pulp, so Katello doesn't factor for us.

 - Kodiak

On Mon, Jun 10, 2019 at 3:44 PM Ben Stanley <ben stanley gmail com> wrote:
I tried export_distributor, but I found it to be too slow for my needs. 

I need to export ALL my repos, and I have about 800. Exporting causes many RPMs to be replicated, so the storage requirements explode for me.

I gave up using export_distributor. Instead, I now run pulp inside a virtual machine and I copy the whole virtual machine. This method avoids RPM replication, and has proved to be much faster than export_distributor.

Ben Stanley. 

On 10 June 2019 10:57:37 pm Tatiana Tereshchenko <ttereshc redhat com> wrote:

As you probably know, we are in the process of designing a tool which will provide a way to migrate from Pulp 2 to Pulp 3, so we will ask you for feedback every now and then.

Export distributor [0] is used for generating ISO images which can contain one or more RPM or File (ISO plugin in Pulp 2 terms) repositories in it. This distributor is also used to export a repository into a specific directory on a filesystem.

Please, let us know if you use export_distributor:
0. Do you use Pulp directly or through Katello? This thread is more relevant for those who use Pulp directly.
1. What is the scale? E.g. "I use it for 10% of all my repositories, ~50 repositories."
2. Do you export into an ISO or to a directory? Or both?
3. Is it important that export_distributors and their configuration are migrated to Pulp3? E.g. "It would be nice-to-have, not critical, I export very few repositories."

Thank you,

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