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Re: is "svnadmin dump" a safe/atomic backup mechanism?

From: Larry Shatzer <fugazi_at_zyx.net>
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2009 11:33:08 -0600

Please consult the book about backups:
http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.5/svn.reposadmin.maint.html#svn.reposadmin.maint.backup

On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 11:25 AM, James
Ralston<qralston+ml.svn-users_at_andrew.cmu.edu> wrote:
> Let's say that I want to make a backup of a repository by running
> "svnadmin dump", and for whatever reason, I can't prevent client
> access to the repository during the process.
>
> What happens if a client commit is in progress when I run the "svadmin
> dump" command?  Will the "svnadmin dump" command fail?  If it doesn't,
> will the resulting dump file create a consistent repository if loaded
> with "svnadmin load"?
>
> What happens if a client attempts to start a commit while the "svadmin
> dump" command is in progress?  Will the commit block until the
> "svadmin dump" command completes, will the commit abort/fail, or will
> the commit abort the "svnadmin dump" command?  If the former, will the
> resulting dump file create a consistent repository if loaded with
> "svnadmin load"?
>
> Thanks,
> James
>

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