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Re: SVN backup with lvm snapshots and rsync

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 16:08:02 -0600

On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 3:37 PM, Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel_at_gmail.com> wrote:

> If the repository is busy in a commit or partial commit at the moment
> of the snapshot, you're in potentially very deep trouble. You've
> entered not only "split-brain" territory, where the repositories are
> out of sync, but partial commit territory. Subversion is careful that
> its database writes are atomic operations, but you can't assure that
> if the filesystem is in the midst of being written when snapshotted.

Wouldn't this be the same state of the disk if the system crashed at that
point? So if you can't expect to recover from that copy you should also
be worried about recovering after a power failure.

   Les Mikesell
Received on 2012-02-15 23:08:36 CET

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