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RE: using hotcopy through a network drive

From: Gavin Lambert <gavinl_at_compacsort.com>
Date: 2006-08-03 00:34:06 CEST

Quoth Rodrigo Cesar Gevaerd de Faria <mailto:rcesar@lumis.com.br>:
> 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.

I have no solid evidence one way or the other, but I'd be very
suspicious of it myself.

My understanding is that file locks are unreliable across a network (I
forget whether it's the Windows networking or the Linux networking
protocols that are particularly bad in this regard). Without reliable
file locks, I can't think of a way that hotcopy could safely replicate
the repository. I'm not saying it can't work, I'm just saying that I'd
be surprised if it did. But I've been surprised before :)

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