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Re: Couple of backup questions

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2004-12-20 23:34:39 CET

Chris Jensen wrote:
>>> Sure. But that rule "should not run subversion on network drives" only
>>> applies to BDB repositories, not FSFS ones.
>> I think Bryan is asking if a BDB repository can be hotcopied to a
>> network drive.
>> I think this may well not work, since once the filesystem copy has been
>> made, Berkeley DB recovery is run on the copy.
> Isn't the bdb problem with network file systems only to do with locking
> and concurrent use?
> Surely this wouldn't be a problem in 99% of backup cases since there
> would only be one backup process writing to the network file system.

...except that often network filesystems don't support locking properly,
which will cause the Berkeley DB recovery, which is the last phase of a
hotbackup, to fail.


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