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Re: Consistent live fsfs backups without copy

From: Phil Endecott <spam_from_subversion_users_at_chezphil.org>
Date: 2006-05-02 12:51:37 CEST
('binary' encoding is not supported, stored as-is) Scott Lamb <slamb@slamb.org> wrote:
> We want to get consistent backups of an fsfs repository [*], and
> we've got a couple of major constraints:
> 1. We have automated nightly builds, so it's impractical to find a
> time to shut down the server entirely.
> 2. This repository will be likely grow to larger than half the
> capacity of the drive, so an "svnadmin hotcopy" will fail. We need to
> transfer the data off the machine directly.

Have a look at LVM snapshots. I have posted previously about the method
on this list, and a search should find the threads. It seems to work well
for me and seems to meet your requirements.


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