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How do I quiesce the repository?

From: Paul Koning <pkoning_at_equallogic.com>
Date: 2006-01-06 18:09:18 CET

My management is cautious about backups (having been burned by
database corruption in the past). So I need to be able to do at least
some of my backups simply by turning Subversion off (no writes to the
repository internals), then copy the repository data, then turn it
back on. We'll also use svnadmin hotcopy, but not exclusively.

Somewhere I got the impression that checkouts and updates create
temporary transactions as the mechanism for getting a consistent
view. Am I confused?

To put it differently, what do I need to do to ensure that NO writes
will take place in the repository?

1. Set the access controls to forbid writes? (Svnserve, V1.2.3)
2. Set the access controls to forbid all access?
3. Stop the server entirely? (A bit messy -- it's set up to use
   xinetd right now...)
4. Something else?

Also... does svnserve write any temporary files for caching or the
like? If yes, how do I get it to stop doing that?


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