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SPAM[RBL] Re: To remove or not to remove logfiles? (issue #1615)

From: Mike Mason <mgm_at_thoughtworks.net>
Date: 2003-11-27 11:04:02 CET

kfogel@collab.net wrote:

>I don't really buy the argument for keeping the logs. Just because
>Berkeley DB happens to offer this incredibly detailed audit and
>recovery trail, doesn't mean we have to take advantage of it. CVS
>doesn't even support such a thing. 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'd rather the logs were cleaned up by default -- anyone who cares about
integrity is going to read the book section on "backing up your
repository" and sort their backup procedures (this is the first section
I read after getting the repos working, and now I do a daily dump). If
that's not good enough, docs should (and I think already do) include
bits about ultra-paranoia style hot backups and the like. Maybe that
section is where switching log retention back on could be described.

Mike.

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