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On 3/27/07, Tony Hoyle <tony.hoyle at march-hare.com> wrote: > Luigi D. Sandon wrote: > > An offline backup is simply a copy of the repository, if you can ensure > > noone is accessing it. You can take it "offline" stopping the server. You > > can use any file copy utility to make a backup. > > > > What you call an "online backup" is a replica actually, not a backup. An > > "online backup" would be a coherent snapshot of the repository in a given > > point in time - backups aren't modified once made, usually. I do not know if > > there is a safe way to make an online backup. > > > > AFAIK there are some tools to replicate repositories - don't know if there > > are free ones. Be aware that an unreliable replication is worse than no > > replication at all - I'd look for a good solution, not just a free one. > > > It's worth noting that replication of a live repository is pretty safe - > all the work in an RCS file goes on in a temporary copy, so if you > replicate halfway through an operation you still get an intact version. > > They one thing that you might get is half a commit.. in practice I've > never found that to be an issue - it's fairly unlikely on most > repositories (even busy ones do many times more checkouts than commits, > although there may be exceptions) and if you're recovering from > something like a corrupt server you've got worse things to worry about > than one persons sandbox needing a second commit. > > Tony Hi, Thanks for the reply. Is there any howto on cvsnt replication on Linux Server.I am using open source or free version of cvsnt on Centos4.4 Thanks & Regards Ankush Grover