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Re: Hot backup changes

From: <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2002-08-22 18:16:51 CEST

=?UTF-8?B?QnJhbmtvIMSMaWJlag==?= <brane@xbc.nu> writes:

> >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.

Well, that would only be triggered if tweak-log.cgi was the mechanism
by which the log changed. That isn't always going to be the case. In
fact, you can't even be sure that svnadmin is the tool doing the

Long ago we decided that revision messages would be unversioned items,
which means they can (and do) get changed at arbitrary points in
time. Unfortunately, your desired backup method is strongly bound to
the idea of immutability once the data hits the repository.

I'll think a little about this interesting situation...

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Received on Thu Aug 22 18:15:55 2002

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