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[TSVN] Re: Re: How do you backup/restore a local repository

From: Simon Large <slarge_at_blazepoint.co.uk>
Date: 2004-10-21 13:32:40 CEST

"SteveKing" wrote:
> > For a single user with local repo on their PC, why is hotcopy safer
than
> > a simple copy?
>
> I'd say so. Just because even if you think that no one is accessing
> the repo anymore, maybe someone still is. Think about e.g.
> Web-browsers left open, WebSVN, or other apps that access the
> repository. Just forget once to close all those apps while you copy
> the repo and that backup will be garbage.

What qualifies as 'access'? Does that include read access while
browsing? Does that mean there could be a problem if I change directory
within explorer, so Windows has to refresh the icon overlays? Even if
explorer decides to refresh its window all by itself because it has
detected the creation of a new file (my backup!)?

Does this problem apply to fsfs repositories? I understood that every
rev was kept in a separate file, so unless someone is actually modifying
revprops, like changing a log message, there should be no problem with
that.

Simon

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