[cvsnt] Online/Offline Backup of CVSNT respositories on Linux

ankush grover ankush1711 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 26 23:05:22 BST 2007

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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


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

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