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RE: using hotcopy through a network drive

From: Rodrigo Cesar Gevaerd de Faria <rcesar_at_lumis.com.br>
Date: 2006-08-02 21:51:10 CEST

> > Actually I wish to hotcopy "from" a network drive with the subversion
> > repository, as a way to backup it. Assuming that there are users
> > concurrently using the repository, my question is if I could run this
> > command from another computer through a network share, or if it could be
> run
> > only locally on the computer that servers the repository.
> >
> > I don't know much about the BDB, but what I read about it in the svn
> > book, I think that if this command does not create any db lock, just
> copies
> > the files in a specific order, maybe there would be no problem. Or maybe
> > there is... because of the file locking being different in the network
> > share?
> >
> I still don't think there will be any problems... the only possible
> contention is in your repository, but hotcopy knows how to handle this.
> The output is just writing data as far as I know.

My concern is that the svn documentation states clearly that a user cannot
access the BDB repository by a 'file://' url in a network share, because
would risk of database corruption. But I could not find anything regarding
this about the svnadmin hotcopy command. So I don't know if this 'file://'
limitation would also apply to the hotcopy command or not.

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