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Re: Hot vs. Live Backups

From: Drew Leske <dleske_at_uvic.ca>
Date: 2005-09-20 19:27:28 CEST

Thanks for the responses folks... it clarifies things for me.

Drew.

Dimitri Papadopoulos-Orfanos wrote:
> Hi,
>
>> For things to be recoverable, the syscalls have to be done in the
>> right order, so that a crash at any time leaves the on-disk data in a
>> state where things can be recovered. It's easy to see how that can be
>> true for bdb; it's not so obvious with fsfs given that you're
>> depending on file system ordering and caching then.
>
>
> I guess Subversion calls sync() at strategic places.
>
> Actually I think it's not much different whether you're using bdb or
> fsfs. In both cases many files are modified sequentially.
>
> Dimitri Papadopoulos
>
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