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Re: Reserved checkouts

From: Jim Blandy <jimb_at_savonarola.red-bean.com>
Date: 2000-10-24 22:28:23 CEST

Karl Fogel <kfogel@galois.collab.net> writes:

> You're asking "If a regular backup program happens to copy the
> repository dir to tape, will that data be in a consistent state? Can
> it be used for a restore later?"
>
> Jim's answer was "Yes", if I understood correctly. So there's nothing
> to worry about.

No.

I was replying to Branko's suggested procedure: lock the repository,
do the backup, unlock the repository. If you're going to be
repository-aware, Berkeley DB provides ways to do the backup without
taking the DB offline. But you need to use the appropriate commands,
which are installed with Berkeley DB.

Now, it would *seem* to me that you *should* be able to simply copy a
Berkeley DB environment at any moment, and just run recovery on it,
and have that work. But I don't know that for sure.
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:12 2006

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