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Re: Repository over Raid?

From: John Szakmeister <john_at_szakmeister.net>
Date: 2005-04-07 12:32:35 CEST

On Thursday 07 April 2005 05:00, John Szakmeister wrote:
> On Thursday 07 April 2005 01:24, Martin A. Brooks wrote:
> > Patrick Burleson wrote:
> > > I think the implication here is a full backup every time a commit
> > >
> > >happens would be the whole 30GB.
> >
> > I should have more more explicit, that's exactly what I meant.
> >
> > Incremental backups are fine usually, but rely on having one base
> > backup that's known good. If for any reason that backup becomes
> > corrupt you, in omst cases, may as well throw your incrementals away,
> > too.
> Completely understandable. Keep in mind you can probably get some
> extra compression out of it as well. We've seen on the order of 10-20%
> when running 'svnadmin dump --deltas --incremental' on our
> repositories.

...that is running 'svnadmin dump --deltas --incremental' through bzip2.

Also, you should consider running 'svnadmin verify' on your repositories
periodically as well. It can take a while on a large repository, but it
well ensure that there isn't anything that was accidentally corrupted
(ie. disk failure, power failure, etc).


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