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

Luigi D. Sandon mailbox at sandon.it
Mon Mar 26 15:41:17 BST 2007

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.


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