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

From: Andreas Krey <a.krey_at_gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 17:46:16 +0200

On Thu, 30 Jun 2011 10:09:43 +0000, Les Mikesell wrote:
...
> 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.

No, backups can contain inconsistencies that are impossible to
create with a server crash. When, say, the svn server writes
file A and B with a synchonization point in between, it is
still possible for a backup to contain the old A and the new B.
This can't happen in a crashed filesystem.

Andreas

-- 
"Totally trivial. Famous last words."
From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@*.org>
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 07:29:21 -0800
Received on 2011-06-30 17:46:50 CEST

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