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Re: can "svnadmin dump" tolerate read-only repository access?

From: David Chapman <dcchapman_at_acm.org>
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2011 10:49:35 -0800

On 2/28/2011 10:37 AM, James Ralston wrote:
> <snip>
> Question: if I "svnadmin dump" a repository, is it safe to allow
> read-only access to the repository while the dump is in progress? Or
> is it the case that permitting even read access could interfere with
> the "svnadmin dump" operation?
> I ask because it will take a non-trivial amount of time to perform
> svnadmin dump/load operations on all of Subversion repositories. If
> we can at least permit read-only access while this upgrade is in
> progress, that will have much less of an impact on our users then it
> we have to block all access during the upgrade...

A "hot copy" by definition is one that will safely allow read-only
access while the backup is in progress.

     David Chapman         dcchapman_at_acm.org
     Chapman Consulting -- San Jose, CA
Received on 2011-02-28 19:50:36 CET

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