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Re: svnadmin dump on live repository

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2005_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2005-06-25 13:09:59 CEST

On 25.06.2005, at 04:07, Chris Jensen wrote:

> Just curious, is performing "svnadmin dump" on a repository that
> may also be accessed by users (over webdav) safe?
> Is there any reason it shouldn't be done?
> The book doesn't seem to say one way or another. Though I've
> noticed users mentioning that their backup solutions involve using
> "svn-hot-backup" and then running "svnadmin dump" off the hot
> backup rather than the live repository.

The feeling I got from reading many messages here is that the hot-
backup-and-then-dump procedure is required for BDB repositories but
for FSFS repositories you can just dump the live repository. I
believe I heard that the worst "corruption" that can occur as a
result is that your dump contains one revision file more than the
indicated largest revision, but that this does not pose a problem.
Your dump then simply does not contain that latest revision. But a
BDB hot-copy-then-dump would not have contained it either (because
the revision came in while you were doing the backup).

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