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Re: Backup of BDB Repository on Windows

From: Mark Phippard <MarkP_at_softlanding.com>
Date: 2004-06-04 21:30:32 CEST

Branko ibej <brane@xbc.nu> wrote on 06/04/2004 03:27:32 PM:

> Mark Phippard wrote:
>
> >I am running a few SVN repositories on a Windows server and they are
only
> >accessed via Apache. We are using a standard Windows backup product
like
> >Veritas or something like that. If we have the backup routine stop the

> >Apache service, backup the folder with the repositories and then
restart
> >the service is that a safe and efficient backup process? I think it
is, I
> >just wanted to be sure.
> >
> >
> It's safe, but not efficient. It would be better if you had the routine
> do an "svnadmin hotcopy" on the repository, then back up the copy
> instead of the original. That way you get a true zero-downtime backup.
>

Thanks. In my case I do not need zero-downtime, I have plenty of it :)

Given that down-time is not a problem, wouldn't svnadmin hotcopy be less
efficient since it is making a copy (which uses disk) and my backup
process has to wait for it to finish?

Mark

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