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Re: Does fsfs revprop packing no longer allow usage of traditional backup software?

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 14:22:59 -0400

On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 2:21 PM, <kmradke_at_rockwellcollins.com> wrote:
> Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com> wrote on 06/30/2011 01:08:52 PM:
>> On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 2:06 PM, Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name>
>> wrote:
>> > You can't currently pack revision shards unless you also pack revprop
>> > shards.  (but that's easy to change)
>> FWIW, that was my assumption.  I do not personally think that is a big
>> deal.  To me the key is that revprops are not stored in SQLite unless
>> you explicitly pack the repository.
> Good info.  Can one assume that the SQLite db is only updated during
> an svnadmin pack command?  If so, then one just needs to ensure that
> the snapshot/backup/copy does not occur during that window of time....

The reason SQLite was used is that rev props can be edited via svn

So you could also disable the pre-revprop-change hook during a backup
and that should make you safe. And if you have not enabled it in the
first place, then there is really no issue anyway.

Mark Phippard
Received on 2011-06-30 20:23:29 CEST

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