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Re: Am thinking of using subversion as a general purpose filing s ystem

From: C.A.T.Magic <c.a.t.magic_at_gmx.at>
Date: 2004-04-02 23:59:37 CEST

Garrett Rooney wrote:
> As long as you're not expecting to actually be able to use the backup of
> the Subversion repository, I don't see how it could hurt anything,
> assuming you're actually opening it read only. That said, when someone
> says they're 'backing something up', I tend to assume you actually want
> to use the backup for something other than wasting space. If that's not
> the case, then sure, you should be fine.
> -garrett

I'd like to mention here that some antivirus software
and some backup tools on Win32 might open the files using an
'exclusive read', which can prevent svn from acessing
one or more files for a few seconds, leading to unpredictible
results. it's best to exclude the db folders from certain
antivirus software and to ensure that backup software always
accesses it in a non-exclusive read mode or excludes the


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