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Re: Hot to restore repo from hot-backup.py

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2002-07-18 00:59:47 CEST

Eric Gillespie <epg@pretzelnet.org> writes:

> > This is what puzzles me. There's no such thing as "how to restore" a
> > backup; you just start using it. No special knowledge required. Or
> > so I *thought*
> Um, it doesn't look like you thought that. You just told me i had
> to "copy out" logfiles.

Hold on, we're crossing streams here -- I'm describing the procedure
for making a hot backup, not the procedure for restoring a backup. I
never thought there *was* a procedure for restoring. :-)

Read the hot-backup.py script. It's super-simple and commented; it's
following Berkeley DB's exact instructions on how to safely back up a
DB environment while the environment is (possibly) being used.

> In any case, grab one of these hot backup directories and checkout
> from it. You'll see what i'm talking about.

No dice, actually. svn.collab.net is full of hot backup directories.
Many, many times I've copied one to my personal box to play with; and
its HEAD has always been the one I expected. So I'm wondering why
your hot backup required some catching-up.

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Received on Thu Jul 18 01:01:22 2002

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