[cvsnt] Re: Multiple CVSNT Instances

Trevor Leybourne trevor.leybourne at aderant.com
Mon Oct 31 23:41:49 GMT 2005

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Unfortunately, I can't. Thats what I would like to do, but since a single 
CVSNT instance is managing all repositories, to take one off line takes them 
all off line. The only alternative I would have is to run multiple instances 
across multiple servers, but our repositories reside on a SAN which requires 
fibre-channel cards and they aren't cheap.

Also, we do a backup to another partition on the SAN using a XCOPY mechanism 
and then backup the backup to Tape. But our repository has in excess of 
175,000 files over 12,000 folders and it is not the size of the repositories 
that is the issue, its the number of files which is causing the long 
internal xcopy times.

I've talked to our IT department about continuous backups using RSYNC but 
they are not comfortable about that as they are worried that someone will be 
updating a file while it is backed up and the repository may get into a 
invalid state.


"Gerhard Fiedler" <lists at connectionbrazil.com> wrote in message 
news:bs4o6s3l3z80.16aghi450ths1.dlg at 40tude.net...
> Trevor Leybourne wrote:
>> We have a single multiprocessor server running a single CVSNT instance
>> which manages about 15 separate repositories. The issue we have is our
>> IT department want to ensure a clean backup is taken each night and shut
>> down CVSNT to perform the backup which currently takes between 1 and 2
>> hours. Since we are a global development shop, this isn't very helpful
>> to our developers.
> You could try to take only a single repository offline for backup at a
> time. Or you could try a directory mirroring application.
> Gerhard 

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