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Re: Backup System on Windows Cannot Read "Strings" File

From: Mike Mason <mgm_at_thoughtworks.net>
Date: 2004-03-04 18:30:23 CET

Lansberry, John E. wrote:

> Anyway, the backup always seems to fail when it tries to backup the
> "strings" file in my local repository (c:\repos\db\strings), returning
> an error message saying it cannot read the file.
>
> Is there something that I need to do to allow backups to be made of
> my repository (e.g., stop some process from running, etc.)?
>

Are you running svnserve, Apache with mod_dav_svn, or something else?

Your best bet might be to not backup the database files, but instead to
create a nightly dump of the repository and back that up instead. I'm
not exactly sure, but the reason the DB files are locked is that backing
them up while in use could lead to an inconsistent backup. "svnadmin
dump" will produce a consistent snapshot, even if your repository is
being accessed.

Cheers,
Mike.

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