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RE: using hotcopy through a network drive

From: Rodrigo Cesar Gevaerd de Faria <rcesar_at_lumis.com.br>
Date: 2006-08-02 20:05:09 CEST

> -----Mensagem original-----
> De: news [mailto:news@sea.gmane.org] Em nome de eg
> Enviada em: quarta-feira, 2 de agosto de 2006 14:25
> Para: users@subversion.tigris.org
> Assunto: Re: using hotcopy through a network drive
>
> Rodrigo Cesar Gevaerd de Faria wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I would like to know if I can run the svnadmin hotcopy command to copy a
> > repository on Berkeley DB through a network drive without problems, or
> if
> > this command also suffers the limitations of accessing the Berkeley DB
> > through a network drive and should be executed on local drive only.
> >
>
> First, I will assume you mean you wish to hotcopy "to" a network drive
> from a Subversion repository (which is using BDB filesystem).
>
> As far as I understand, the BDB network drive limitations are related to
> locking (and hence multi-user access).
>
> In your case, there will only be one process (hotcopy) writing to the
> network drive location, so it shouldnt be an issue.
>

   Actually I wish to hotcopy "from" a network drive with the subversion
repository, as a way to backup it. Assuming that there are users
concurrently using the repository, my question is if I could run this
command from another computer through a network share, or if it could be run
only locally on the computer that servers the repository.

   I don't know much about the BDB, but what I read about it in the svn
book, I think that if this command does not create any db lock, just copies
the files in a specific order, maybe there would be no problem. Or maybe
there is... because of the file locking being different in the network
share?

  Thanks,
  Rodrigo.

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