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Re: Couple of backup questions

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2004-12-20 23:35:41 CET

Martin A. Brooks wrote:
> Chris Jensen wrote:
>> 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.
> My understanding is that, if he's using a filesystem that supports
> snapshots, (XFS, for example) then concurrency shoudn't be an issue.

But snapshotting the data files of a transactional database doesn't remove
the need to run recovery, to commit/abort pending txns, so you might as well
just use svnadmin hotcopy.

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