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

Arthur Barrett arthur.barrett at march-hare.com
Tue Mar 27 00:51:27 BST 2007


If you really want replication, upgrade to CVSNT 2.5.04 (go to the
archives) since it's all more or less integrated in that version.  No
open source docs other than what is in the config files as comments -
but if you write some we are happy to give you write access to the wiki
to make them public.

If you come across specific issues ask about them here with an
appropriate heading and they'll get answered.



-----Original Message-----
From: cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org [mailto:cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org] On Behalf
Of ankush grover
Sent: Tuesday, 27 March 2007 8:05 AM
To: cvsnt at cvsnt.org
Subject: Re: [cvsnt] Online/Offline Backup of CVSNT respositories on

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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