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Re: svnadmin dump of hot repository

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2005-03-04 14:26:30 CET

Ronny Schuetz wrote:
>> It's safe to do it even when it's in use, that's why it's called a
>> "hot" copy ;-)
>
>
> thanks for the reply, but I meant something different. Currently I need
> two steps to perform backups of repositories:
>
> 1. hot-copy original repository, which is currently accessed by users
> 2. generate a dump of the just copied version
>
> The question was basically, if it is safe to skip step 1 and generate a
> dump of the active repository directly.

Yeah, that's safe, dump just reads from the repository, so it's
perfectly safe to do while someone is writing to it. Otherwise you
wouldn't be able to do an 'svn checkout' while someone was committing,
they're using the same mechanism for reading the underlying repository.

-garrett

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