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From Ted Zlatanov <>
Subject Re: consistent backups
Date Thu, 25 Feb 2010 15:17:21 GMT
On Thu, 25 Feb 2010 08:22:38 -0600 Jonathan Ellis <> wrote: 

JE> 2010/2/25 Ted Zlatanov <>:
>> I want a consistent backup.

JE> You can get an "eventually consistent backup" by flushing all nodes
JE> and snapshotting; no individual node's backup is guaranteed to be
JE> consistent but if you restore from that snapshot then clients will get
JE> eventually consistent behavior as usual.

JE> Other than that there is no such thing as a "consistent view of the
JE> data" in the strict sense, except in the trivial case of writes with

That makes perfect sense, thanks for explaining.  Can the explanation be
part of the section on
backups?  I'll submit the edit if you want.


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