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RE: Re: Backup a repository

From: Giulio Troccoli <Giulio.Troccoli_at_uk.linedata.com>
Date: 2007-04-19 16:36:16 CEST

Ingo,

Thanks for your answer, but you didn't answer my questions.

I can't do much about how we back up at the moment. I know we should use
dump/load but I have to work with what I've got.

So, why do I have the

'vn: Unknown FS type 'fsfs

error?

Giulio

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-----Original Message-----
 

> From: Ingo Schmidt [mailto:list@der-ingo.de]
> Sent: 19 April 2007 15:31
> To: users@subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: Re: Backup a repository
>
> Hi!
>
> > At the moment we back up the repository simply with a tar and gzip
> > procedure. I did some testing and this way seemed to be the most
> > efficient, not in terms of space and speed.
>
> This is very dangerous and really not the way to do it! How do you
> make sure that absolutely no one accesses the repository while you
> "tar" it?
> This approach has to fail at some point. So change it as fast as
> possible.
>
> If you do want to use tar and gzip, then please copy your repository
> somehwere else first by using:
> svnadmin hotcopy oldpath newpath
>
> Then tar and gzip up newpath. If you want to restore, just
> untar/ungzip your backup and then do the following:
>
> - rename original repository, e.g. oldpath -> oldpath.bak
> - svnadmin hotcopy mybackup oldpath
>
> You may want to take care of file permissions while you do all this!
>
> My questions about this approach:
> - What happens, if someone is just accessing the repository while I
> rename it?
> - What happens, if someone is just trying to access the repository
> while I "svnadmin hotcopy" back my backup?
>
> Does the svnadmin hotcopy command "lock" both sides, source and
> destination?
>
> > Did I do something wrong?
>
> Yes, not paying close attention to the docs ;)
> http://svnbook.red-bean.com/nightly/en/svn-
> book.html#svn.reposadmin.maint.migrate
> So in your case, "svnadmin dump" is what you want to use.
>
>
> Cheers, Ingo =;->
>
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