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Reserved checkouts

From: Jim Blandy <jimb_at_savonarola.red-bean.com>
Date: 2000-10-24 00:54:55 CEST

I'm going to totally avoid the question of reserved checkouts, and
just comment on one proposed use of them:

Branko =?iso-8859-2?Q?=C8ibej?= <brane@xbc.nu> writes:

> - 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.

Why don't you want people to check in changes while you back things up?

If you're worried about the repository being in an inconsistent state,
don't be. Berkeley DB provides easy ways to make this work.
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:12 2006

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