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RE: Hotcopy backup error

From: Butler, Frances H (FHB) <butlerfh_at_y12.doe.gov>
Date: 2004-12-16 16:14:51 CET

OK, so what is your recommendation at this point? We cannot afford to lose
our data, and it would have been nice to know about some of these
limitations from the Subversion documentation.

Would I be able to do a cold backup?

-----Original Message-----
From: Max Bowsher [mailto:maxb@ukf.net]
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2004 9:59 AM
To: quastst@in-euro.de; Butler, Frances H (FHB)
Cc: users@subversion.tigris.org; Ogle, Kent D (KOX)
Subject: Re: Hotcopy backup error

> Quoting "Butler, Frances H (FHB)" <butlerfh@y12.doe.gov>:
>> No, I don't think so, because I've run the command as root previously
>> with
>> no problems. I think it's a space issue.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: quastst@in-euro.de [mailto:quastst@in-euro.de]
>> Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2004 10:27 AM
>> To: Butler, Frances H (FHB)
>> Cc: users@subversion.tigris.org; Ogle, Kent D (KOX)
>> Subject: Re: Hotcopy backup error
>> Maybe you have permission problem. The repo is belonging to cvn with
>> group
>> cvn, but you are acting as root. But only cvn has rw-permissions on all
>> data. Test if changing permission could help.
>> Greets,
>> Stefan
>> Quoting "Butler, Frances H (FHB)" <butlerfh@y12.doe.gov>:
>>> I have the following transcript of an error I received when running
>>> the hotcopy backup.
>>> ./hot-backup.py /home/cvn/JuneRepo /mnt/butlerfh3
>>> Beginning hot backup of '/home/cvn/JuneRepo'.
>>> Youngest revision is 6187
>>> Backing up repository to '/mnt/butlerfh3/JuneRepo-6187'...
>>> svn: Can't copy '/home/cvn/JuneRepo/db/strings' to
>>> '/mnt/butlerfh3/JuneRepo-6187
>>> /db/strings.tmp': File too large
>>> Unable to backup the repository.
>>> [root@butlerfh1 backup]#
>>> The sizes are as follows:
>>> ls -al
>>> -rw-r--r-- 1 cvn cvn 2160025600 Dec 15 09:13 strings
>>> So, it would appear that I have a disk space problem, but how much
>>> space is needed to generate the .tmp file during the hotcopy backup?
>>> Any assistance would be appreciated.

This isn't a disk space problem. The problem is that the strings file has
grown beyond the 2Gb boundary, beyond which, 64-bit file offset addressing
is required, and some component (apr, I think) hasn't been compiled with
this capability.


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