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Re: To remove or not to remove logfiles? (issue #1615)

From: Jani Averbach <jaa_at_jaa.iki.fi>
Date: 2003-11-26 19:53:27 CET

On 2003-11-26 11:38-0600, kfogel@collab.net wrote:

Here we go!
> What are the circumstances where a regular backup schedule with
> 'svnadmin hotcopy' is insufficient and one would actually need these
> space-eating logs? Are such circumstances common enough to warrant
> turning on the space-eating by default?

I think they are not. I don't know how I should replay db logs
(however, the thing that I don't know, doesn't count very much), if
there is a need to replay them, and I think that this replay procedure
is not documented anywhere easy place to find (can I start the replay
process from log_file-N or have I to have all of them starting number
one at hand? How can I recover a repository starting from rev N, using
log-files? etc...).

Secondly, I feel that the risk to accidentally
rm `svnadmin list-dblogs repo` by mental disorder is higher than the
need and benefits of the logs.

I feel much more comfortable with incremental svnadmin dumps.

BR, Jani

Jani Averbach
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Received on Wed Nov 26 19:57:29 2003

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