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Re: backing up fsfs repo

From: Ulrich Eckhardt <eckhardt_at_satorlaser.com>
Date: 2006-07-05 19:58:47 CEST

On Wednesday 05 July 2006 17:29, Wendy Smoak wrote:
> On 7/5/06, Thomas Hemmer <themmer@go-engineering.de> wrote:
> > as long as you make sure that no svn server (svnserve or apache) is
> > accessing (and thus potentially modifying) your repository while you are
> > backing up the simple method of "tar"ing or similar should do the job
> > perfectly well.
> > If you can't tell exactly, "svnadmin dump" is safer.
>
> Does this mean it's _not_ necessary to prevent access to the
> repository during 'svnadmin dump'?

I think it is, but I'm not sure. There is an included script however, called
hot-backup, which does The Right Thing(tm) to duplicate a live and active
repository. You can then use that double to tar up or dump without having to
worry that someone might be writing to it.

> On a similar topic, I've heard advice to "take the repository offline"
> before backing up.
>
> This may be some basic unix admin thing I just don't know, but having
> started svnserve...
> $ svnserve -d -r /path/to/repos
> ... how do I _stop_ it? I looked at svnserve --help, and a quick
> search only turned up advice to kill the process.

...which takes the repository offline.

> http://svn.haxx.se/users/archive-2005-09/0800.shtml
>
> Is that really the best way?

Hmm, I didn't read above link but I start svnserve via [x]inetd and just stop
that one temporarily or deactivate svnserve there. Well, in fact I use
hot-backup so I don't even have to do either. ;)

Uli

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