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Re: Backup strategies

From: Roel Harbers <roel_at_roelharbers.nl>
Date: 2005-01-12 16:06:57 CET

Jacob Atzen wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 12, 2005 at 09:22:54AM +0100, Roel Harbers wrote:
>>Unsafe in what way? Can it corrupt the repository, or only the backup?
>>At the moment, we use #2 every night between 01:00 and 03:00 or so, and
>>since there's only two developers here, it seemed reasonable to assume
>>no-one accesses it at that time. However, a recent all night coding
>>session had me questioning that assumption.
>>If I just tell the backup software (Veritas Backup Exec 9.0) to copy the
>>files in the order used in hot-backup.py, is that guaranteed to be safe,
>>or does hot-backup.py do more?
> I'm doing nightly backups with hot-backup.py. All my repositories get
> dumped to a backup directory on the same machine. After I've done the
> backups I transfer them to a backup host.
> Isn't this setup feasible in your situation?

Since I don't have python installed on my server, I'm going to go with a
simple svnadmin hotcopy before the backup runs.


Roel Harbers

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