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RE: RE: RE: Backing up a live repos

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-05-11 15:57:46 CEST

On Tue, 2004-05-11 at 03:13, Alison Jones wrote:
> So as my repository is on the C: drive on a windows 200 machine and we want to put the backup onto a shared drive so it is included in our backup system can I do
> Svnadmin hotcopy c:/repos z:/backupRepos
> So hotcopy across a network drive?

No, this would be bad. Notice what I said earlier:

> > 'svnadmin hotcopy' is exactly the same as:
> >
> > 1. cp -R repos repos-backup
> > 2. cp -R repos/db/log* repos-backup/db/
> > 3. svnadmin recover repos-backup

There's nothing wrong with steps 1 and 2 of the hotcopy process. It's
fine to copy data to a network drive. But step 3 is dangerous: you
should *never* programatically access a BDB database over a network

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