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Re: [TSVN] Re: Re: How do you backup/restore a local repository

From: SteveKing <stefankueng_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2004-10-21 13:56:49 CEST

On Thu, 21 Oct 2004 12:32:40 +0100, Simon Large <slarge@blazepoint.co.uk> wrote:

> What qualifies as 'access'? Does that include read access while
> browsing? Does that mean there could be a problem if I change directory

Sure, read access is still "access". And as you probably know: when
Subversion reads something from the repository, the db still writes
some data - that's why you have to give apache complete write access
to the repository, even if you only want to provide read access to it.

> within explorer, so Windows has to refresh the icon overlays? Even if

The icon overlays are done by TSVN without contacting the repository
at all. Only the working copy is touched for that. So no harm in doing

> explorer decides to refresh its window all by itself because it has
> detected the creation of a new file (my backup!)?
> Does this problem apply to fsfs repositories? I understood that every
> rev was kept in a separate file, so unless someone is actually modifying
> revprops, like changing a log message, there should be no problem with
> that.

FSFS is less vulnerable to simple copy operations. But honestly: the
svnadmin hotcopy
command is so simple to use, why not just use it? I mean by using that
command for backups you don't have to wonder if it will work and under
what circumstances it will work, probably work or fail.


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