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Re: On recent BDB usage issues

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2005-07-10 23:51:38 CEST

Guido Anzuoni wrote:
> I have read about all posts on " I lost 7 bdb repositories yesterday!
> <http://subversion.tigris.org/servlets/ReadMsg?list=users&msgNo=35037> "
> and I am
> a little scared about the issues regarding BDB peculiar usage made by SVN.
> But, even if so much has been said, I think that a clear word from SVN/BDB
> guru should come.
> The question is quite simple: is there ***any*** configuration to safely
> run
> Subversion with BDB ?
> For what I have read, allowing access only thru svnserve is not safe.
> I think that the same applies to Apache.
> Should I conclude that the only safe way is to have a single user access
> without hooks accessing the repository ?

No.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with running local, svnserve, and apache
access to a BDB repository simultaneously.

Yes, there have been some curious BDB horror stories, but there is no reason
to suspect specific access methods as the cause.

Max.

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