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Re: Hot backup changes

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2002-08-22 18:07:49 CEST

Blair Zajac wrote:

>cmpilato@collab.net wrote:
>>Blair Zajac <blair@orcaware.com> writes:
>>>>Actually, a really simple script that wrapped `svnlook log old-repos' and
>>>>`svnadmin setlog new-repos' could do the trick, I imagine. Both
>>>>operations are pretty darn fast.
>>>True, but on the current svn repository, that would mean forking at
>>>least 3000 processes, which is too many.
>>Nonono. I mean, don't sweat the log stuff during your incremental
>>dumps. Just, at the time you go to *load* your dumps, keep your old
>>repos around so you can fly over it, reading the logs, and updating
>>them on the newly-loaded repos. Obviously, this is no good if your
>>reason for re-loading your repos is because your old one got blown to
>>a cloud of pink mist by a photon torpedo.
>I do need to sweat the log stuff doing the incremental backups.
>I plan on replacing the db backup solution with the svnadmin dump based
>backup solution due to the large disk space that the db based backups
>are using, I indicated my the first message in this thread.
>So this needs to be a real backup solution. Having a dump solution that
>has old log messages in it is not an acceptable solution.

Why not just add an option to tweak-log.cgi to have it re-dump a
revision when it changes its log message? I think that's the simplest
possible solution, has no extra overhead, and does exactly what you want.

Brane Čibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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