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Re: Rescuing a repository

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2004-05-19 18:34:37 CEST

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-05-19 at 06:22, Tristan Seligmann wrote:
>>On Mon, May 17, 2004 at 04:05:33PM -0500, kfogel@collab.net wrote:
>>>andy.glew@amd.com writes:
>>>>Staying more of the obvious:
>>>>If when subversion can be backed up by ordinary filesystem
>>>>backup tools, it will be a good thing.
>>>I believe that is one of the goals of libsvn_fs_fs, the new
>>>non-database storage back end.
>>I don't see how you can reliable grab a consistent snapshot of a set of
>>changing files with normal filesystem tools; you'd either need to access
>>the files through some special interface, or temporarily disable access
>>to the repository.
>>Am I missing something obvious?
> I don't think a libsvn_fs_fs repository can't be backed up while "hot".
> That's one of the advantages of a BerkeleyDB database.

Umm, it can, sort of.

A 'svnadmin hotcopy' for an fsfs repository will copy the revisions, but
not any pending transactions. So assuming you are ok with losing in
progress transactions, you can back it up while it's running just fine.


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