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Re: Questions about a script for regular backups

From: Anton Shepelev <anton.txt_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2019 17:55:37 +0300

Mark Phippard to Anton Shepelev about hot copies:

>>Are they portable across operating systems and
>>filesystems? (I fear not)
>
>Yes, they are absolutely portable across OS and FS. As is
>the repos itself. The only issue when going across these
>is managing the OS level permissions of the copy. IOW, if
>you run something as root the copy will tend to be owned by
>root which might make it not ready for consumption without
>a chown/chmod.
>
>I used to regular move fsfs repositories between an AS/400
>EBCDIC server and Windows without issue.

But SVN book has this:

   As described in the section called "Berkeley DB", hot-
   copied Berkeley DB repositories are not portable across
   operating systems, nor will they work on machines with a
   different "endianness" than the machine where they were
   created.

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