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Re: Netapps NAS(NFS) and FSFS?

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2005_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2005-10-24 02:21:04 CEST

On Oct 20, 2005, at 15:19, Brent Webster wrote:

> We are using a NetApps Network Area Storage device for our Linux(NFS
> mounted) and Windos home directories. I want to move my FSFS based
> subversion repository to the NetApps for its high availability RAID
> and
> backup technology. That particular directory will only be exported
> back
> to one server machine so my users will still have to "svn+ssh" to
> access
> the repository. Some questions:
> 1/ Based on reading the FAQ, RedBook,etc., it's only the Berkley based
> subversion repository that can't be NFS mounted. FSFS based repository
> can?
> Any issues or concerns to watch out for?
> 2/ If question#1 is true, can I let the NetApps software preform an
> arbitrary backup of the subversion repository without using hotcopy,
> etc.?

Since nobody else answered, I think the answers are "yes" and "yes."
FSFS repositories can be hosted on NFS, and there should be no
problem allowing the NAS to do backups at any time. (I'm answering
not based on personal experience but based on what I've learned since
I've been on the list.)

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