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From Jan Lehnardt <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Time machine backup while CouchDB running?
Date Fri, 29 Jan 2010 02:47:48 GMT
We should add that this is true for 0.10 or later. :)

0.9 and earlier still support copy-while-couch-is-running.

Cheers
Jan
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On 28 Jan 2010, at 18:26, Paul Davis wrote:

> I've never been emailed by Gmail before...
> 
> Its true because CouchDB is an append only file format. If you have a
> *.couch file you can test such things my progressively trimming from
> the tail end of the file and loading it between truncations. As long
> as there's no corruption randomly throughout the file everything
> should be valid.
> 
> HTH,
> Paul Davis
> 
> 
> On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 9:18 PM, Gmail <david.vancouvering@gmail.com> wrote:
>> You say that with such confidence :).  This is true even if Couch is writing
>> to the db file at the same time TM is backing it up?  Does TM use some kind
>> I'd shadow copy?
>> 
>> ------------------
>> David Van Couvering
>> http://davidvancouvering.blogspot.com
>> 
>> On Jan 28, 2010, at 4:12 PM, Benoit Chesneau <bchesneau@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 12:41 AM, David Van Couvering
>>> <david@vancouvering.com> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> Anyone know if a TimeMachine backup of a running CouchDB will work, or is
>>>> there a likelihood of corruption?
>>>> 
>>>> --
>>>> David W. Van Couvering
>>>> 
>>>> http://www.linkedin.com/in/davidvc
>>>> http://davidvancouvering.blogspot.com
>>>> http://twitter.com/dcouvering
>>>> 
>>> 
>>> Yes it should work without any problem.
>>> 
>>> - benoit
>> 


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