[cvsnt] Re: CVS Backups

Luigi D. Sandon cp at sandon.it
Wed Oct 19 10:39:54 BST 2005

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> So, thats why I am wondering what others are doing and if a Hot Backup would 
> cause problems?

I guess hot backups may be a problem if someone has locked and is 
modifying the file - but never tried. The file could be skipped, or 
worse, a yet incomplete copy could be written. Usually hot backups 
require some cooperation from the application (i.e. Oracle keeps data in 
the logs while datafiles are backed up).

I use an incremental backup strategy. The full repository is backed up 
weekly, and incremental backups are performed daily. Backups are to 
files on a dedicated storage (to allow for faster recovery) and then 
moved to tape.


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