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RE: copy backups

From: Jan Evert van Grootheest <j.grootheest_at_euronext.nl>
Date: 2004-08-20 15:40:10 CEST

Pejvan,

The subversion book describes this. It is not safe. That's due to the use of
BDB. I don't know the situation for fsfs.

-- Jan Evert

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Pejvan BEIGUI [SMTP:pejvan@online.fr]
> Sent: Friday, August 20, 2004 3:36 PM
> To: Brian Mathis
> Cc: Users subversion
> Subject: Re: copy backups
>
> Thanks, I will.
> But I also would like to have the answer to my question, just by
> curiosity :-D
>
> Cheers,
>
> Pejvan
>
> Brian Mathis wrote:
>
> > Pejvan BEIGUI wrote:
> >
> >> Hi all,
> >>
> >> Just a stupid silly question :
> >> I have set up a simple backup solution for all my important files : I
> >> just copy them to another drive and burn a DVD-RW of these files.
> >>
> >> I've read all the documentation about the backups (by the Ben, Brian,
> >> and Mickael, I also got the O'Reilly version of the svn-book, it's
> >> really cool to have the printed one!) and I know that it's unsafe if
> >> there are commits going on during backups, but I've got my very
> personal
> >> repository and the backup procedure runs when I'm not using the
> >> computer...
> >>
> >> I'd like to know if doing just a copy (cp -Rp $SVN_REP_PATH) of the svn
> >> repository is safe and leads to a usable backup.
> >>
> >> thanks,
> >> Pejvan
> >
> >
> > Why not just use the hotcopy script? It's much safer and you'll never
> > have to worry that your backups are bad. Just hotcopy to the backup
> > drive, then burn that.
> >
>
>
> --
> Pejvan BEIGUI pejvan@online.fr
>
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