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Re: Difference between Dump & Load and an FTP'd Repository ?

From: Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2011 23:33:02 -0400

On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 6:25 PM, Phil Pinkerton <pcpinkerton_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> I here there are some advantage to both.
>
>
> My primary interest to to save disk space with heavily modified
> Repositories.
>
> What exactly get's "Cleaned-up" when doing a dump & load?
>
> Besides the "time" savings what is the real difference between a the 2
> methods ?
>
> Phil

You can do updates and leave out troublesome revisions in a dump and
load. The new repository also does not have the same uuid, which helps
prevent "split brain" problems, which will bite you at the *worst*
possible moments.

Also, "ftp" is not a good tool for this: individual file transfers may
fail and cause chaos. If you have to mirror a repository by file
transfer, use "rsync", which preserves symlinks and hardlinks and file
ownership in ways that a load/dump or simple FTP transfer can only do
with considerable extra effort..
Received on 2011-09-22 05:33:38 CEST

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