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Re: The common options

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2000-10-23 07:47:08 CEST

> - Repository backups. Lock the whole repo, do the backup, unlock
> it. A backup of a repository for a large project can take a *long*
> time. You don't want people to check in changes during that time,
> but there's no reason to forbid checkouts.

It would be fairly straightforward to write a specialized Subversion
backup program which doesn't forbid checkins. Just note the current
commit number at the beginning of the backup and don't back up
anything with a higher commit number than that. (This would be
impossible with CVS, of course, since it doesn't use global commit
numbers.)

Not a disagreement, just an idea for the future.
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:12 2006

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