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Re: backing up fsfs repo

From: Daniel Berlin <dberlin_at_dberlin.org>
Date: 2006-07-06 05:57:40 CEST

Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Daniel Berlin" <dberlin@dberlin.org>
> To: "Nico Kadel-Garcia" <nkadel@comcast.net>
> Cc: <users@subversion.tigris.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2006 11:35 AM
> Subject: Re: backing up fsfs repo
>
>> This is wrong.
>> The only way you can get screwed up is if you do not copy the current
>> file first.
>> As long as you do that, it does not matter what writes occur afterwards,
>> the repo will still be fine (this is because old revisions are immutable
>> in FSFS).
>
> How are you going to force tar to do the current files last?

No, it needs to copy them *first*.
(As i said, you get screwed up if you don't copy it first).

And the answer, of course, is simple: give tar a list of file names
("-T" option) to archive, and specify it first in the list.
tar will preserve that order.

HTH,
Dan

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