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Re: Questions about a script for regular backups

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2019 11:01:27 -0400

On Thu, Aug 22, 2019 at 10:55 AM Anton Shepelev <anton.txt_at_gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
>

Almost no one uses the BDB repository format. The fsfs format became the
default in SVN 1.1 or 1.2 and it is the only format used anymore.

-- 
Thanks
Mark Phippard
http://markphip.blogspot.com/
Received on 2019-08-22 17:01:56 CEST

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