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Re: Questions about a script for regular backups

From: Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2019 20:58:08 -0400

On Thu, Aug 22, 2019 at 9:52 AM Anton Shepelev <anton.txt_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>
> [replying via Gmane]
>
> Andreas Stieger:
>
> >The dump format is not the best option for backups. The
> >restore time is much too slow as you need to recover from a
> >serialized format. In many hand-baked scripts the dump
> >method misses point-in-time recovery capabilities, ->
>
> Why should I need those if SVN repositories store the
> complete history?

Because, on a bulky repository with bulky binaries, it is *butt slow*,
you can't easily prune the bulky binaries, and you will inevitably
have split-brain during time between the dump and the next dump/load.
Split-brain Is Not Your Friend(tm).
Received on 2019-08-23 02:58:28 CEST

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