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Re: Taking mirror Backup of SVN Repos through 3rd Party Software

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 10:09:43 -0500

On 6/30/2011 9:22 AM, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
>>> I'm going to say this even more clearly:
>>> If you backup a repository by copying its files while a server is
>>> running, the backup may be created corrupted.
>>> http://subversion.apache.org/docs/release-notes/1.7#single-db (sic)
>> This does not seem point to any additional warnings about the server
>> side yet (only the client)...
> Read the attached issue. FSFS on 1.7 is affected --- specifically,
> revprops.db, which contains the only copy of revprops of packed
> revisions.

A backup made in an inconsistent state should exactly resemble the disk
files if the system lost power or crashed for another reason at that
point. What are you supposed to do in that very likely circumstance?

   Les Mikesell
Received on 2011-06-30 17:10:22 CEST

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