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Re: Backing up a live repos

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2004-05-11 19:50:29 CEST

Jeremy Bettis wrote:

>>fine to copy data to a network drive. But step 3 is dangerous: you
>>should *never* programatically access a BDB database over a network
> Never? Isn't it safe if you can guarentee that you are the only user
> (process) that is accessing those datafiles? Or is the network issue about
> more than locking?

See for yourself:


The short answer is that while it is theoretically possible to store the DB
files on remote filesystems, in practice it is unlikely to be safe.


John Peacock
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