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Re: hotcopy: Unable to backup the repository

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2004-02-10 01:56:21 CET

Neal Jhala wrote:

>Running Subversion 0.37.0, Win32 binaries, and I
>routinely get the "Unable to backup the repository"
>message in my hotbackup log output. The server is
>scheduled to run 'hot-backup.py' each night, which in
>turn calls 'svn admin hotcopy'. I have verified I'm
>using the latest hot-backup.py. I've had this error
>ever since the hotcopy command was introduced, and
>hot-backup.py was updated to use the new command. I
>was hoping whatever errors might have been causing it
>would have disappeared with 0.37.0, but it still shows
>up about 25% of the time. I run 'svnadmin verify' on
>the backup files each night, and strangely, even when
>the "unable to backup the repository" errors come up,
>the verify succeeds sometimes. Other times, the
>verify fails with some 'missing string' errors. Any
>idea what might be causing these errors? I'm tempted
>to go back to using the old hot-backup.py that didn't
>use 'svn admin hotcopy', as I didn't have any problems
>with that method. The backup is scheduled to run
>durring off-hours, so I don't think anyone is doing
>any SVN client commands at the time of the backup.

I can't reproduce this with 0.37.0 on three different repositories. At
least you could post the command line complete output, otherwise we'll
have a hard time figuring out what's going wrong.

Brane Čibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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