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Re: ra_local fails, fsfs, nfs, debian, 1.1.4

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-07-15 15:59:31 CEST

On Jul 15, 2005, at 8:31 AM, Ian Malone wrote:
>
> It turns out that we use a HSM that doesn't support locking,
> hence problem locking. The administrator has suggested I
> use the local scratch space (not backed up) and do backups
> to my home directory. This works; although I have to hotcopy
> the repo to the scratch space before doing a normal copy to
> my home directory. Is that safe? (I suppose I should add
> "assuming people don't try to commit to the intermediate copy.")

Sure it's safe, 'hotcopy' is only needed if you're trying to copy a
repository that people are actively accessing. If nobody's
accessing, then all you need is 'cp -R'.

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