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Re: Reliablilty of FSFS on MS Windows network shared drives

From: <kmradke_at_rockwellcollins.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2008 10:39:51 -0500

"Dr. Folkert Janssen" <Folkert.Janssen_at_web.de> wrote on 10/23/2008
01:42:55 AM:
> > Backing up the disc containing a repository isn't a good idea: the
> > could be in an inconsistent state
> Agreed, Ducan. My assumption was that no changes would go into the
> at back-up time. But you are absolutely right. Replicating the backups
> instead comes at no additional cost.

I believe 1.5 made some svnadmin verify changes to "fix" an inconsistently
backed-up FSFS repository. In reality, the only thing that can
be "wrong" is the current index number, which can be manually fixed if

But yes, if you have the disk space to do a complete hot copy before
doing the backup it may help your recovery effort.

Kevin R.
Received on 2008-10-24 17:41:00 CEST

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