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RE: Incremental backups to "nightly" files

From: Bax, Arjen <ABax_at_AEGON.NL>
Date: 2005-04-11 16:01:55 CEST

I wrote:

> If you use an fsfs repository, you can make rsync operate directly on
> the repository directory and make incremental backups. No need for
> svnadmin dump.

Saulius Grazulis writes:

> What about locking? What if someone does checkin at the very moment
> when rsync backup is running? Wouldn't that lead to an somewhat
> incorrect repository backup -- stale locks, inconsistent state or
> whatever?

As far as I understand, this will create an incomplete transaction
in the backup set. When restored, the incomplete transaction will be
ignored by following svn operations.

(SVN wizards, please correct me if I'm wrong.)

Arjen Bax

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Received on Mon Apr 11 16:04:51 2005

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