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Bryan Leber wrote: > So if for some reason the server hung up, and we did a reboot the > information would stay no matter what? At the worst you'd only loose the the changes you were trying to make. Plus, its very unusual for a server to hang... on Windows I haven't seen a BSOD for years (and I can't even remember when I had to hit the big red switch)... on Linux its fairly easy to monitor when a process is going crazy and kill/restart it before the whole system goes unstable (and again, I can't remember having to resort to the big red switch.) > Another question may be, if the > server crashes and we do a fresh install of cvs server, is there any way > to get the information from past branches and tags back in as if nothing > has ever happened? Since the server and the data and separate, that's not an issue. (It follows a classic three-tier architecture: client, server, and data.) > Retrieving the head branch wouldn't be a problem, but > I'm not sure what about all our previous versions? Now why would you think that? All the revisions for a file are stored in a single file... so if the file does somehow get trashed, its more likely for the head to be corrupt than any past revisions. -- David Somers typographer/programmer/whatever