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Re: AW: svnserve & hotbackup of FSFS without user access

From: Bill Williams <billwilliams_at_qcsoftware.com>
Date: 2006-01-19 14:31:44 CET

We have a backup system that has worked for us for 10 years. I was
simply asking if that same system will work. You know the old saying,
"if it aint broke, don't fix it".

Markus Karg wrote:

> Actually I don't know all this discussion whether or not direct FSFS
> access will work.
> Why not just using svnadmin hotcopy (even when you think no one is in
> the office), as it was told in many, many threads before?
> Is there a problem with that command that I don't have heard of? ;-)
> Mit freundlichem Gruss / With kind regards
> Markus KARG, Staatl. gepr. Inf.
> Entwicklung / R & D
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Von: Bill Williams [mailto:billwilliams@qcsoftware.com]
> Gesendet: Do 19.01.2006 13:39
> An: users@subversion.tigris.org
> Betreff: svnserve & hotbackup of FSFS without user access
> I know there have been several questions asked recently about backing
> performing a hotbackup of FSFS. This one is a little different.
> We are a small development company about to start using subversion.
> Currently, I plan on having svnserve running as a daemon on our linux
> server.
> We use the tar command to perform a backup every night onto a tape.
> Since out backups are performed after midnight, we do not have
> developers accessing the system; therefore, we should not have any
> issues with changes occuring to the repository as the backup is performed.
> My question is will the backup be "good" if svnserve is running but no
> one is accessing the repository? My concern is if svnserve is somehow
> holding files opened (buffered data) which is not committed to the disk.
> Thanks
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Received on Thu Jan 19 16:02:01 2006

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