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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.

Mark Phippard
Received on 2019-08-22 17:01:56 CEST

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