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From "John Ewing" <johndew...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Backing up a repository
Date Thu, 10 May 2007 17:06:08 GMT
We currently persist our repository to a MS SQL Server Database and handle
the backups using DTS to copy the data to another SQL Server install on a
separate server.  This works very nicely for us.  To restore, we delete the
repository home directory (repository xml is stored elsewhere), point at the
desired repository DB, and the index is rebuild when we create an instance
of the repository.



On 5/9/07, Shaun Barriball <sbarriba@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> Jeremy,
> Have you considered using the exportsystemview method?
> This is available programmatically on session or we have been using the
> command line utility (a contributed component) which provides
> "exportsysview
> /home c:/temp/home.xml" functionality.
> Regards,
> Shaun.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeremy Volkman [mailto:jvolkman@gmail.com]
> Sent: 08 May 2007 21:27
> To: users@jackrabbit.apache.org
> Subject: Backing up a repository
> Hi all,
> We're currently using Jackrabbit as the store for our internal CMS, and
> I'm
> looking for a way to perform nightly backups on our repository.  We're
> currently using the DerbyPersistenceManager for both versions and
> workspaces.  Does Jackrabbit have any built-in functionality for
> performing
> backups, or should I simply make a copy of the repository directory?  In
> the
> latter case, do I have to shutdown the repository before doing so?
> Optimally I'd be able to lock the repository and make a backup, having
> subsequent writes to the repository simply block.
> I've looked at the contributed BackupTool, but it seems to be developed
> against Jackrabbit 1.1, and we're currently using 1.2.3 (and may move to
> 1.3).
> Thanks,
> Jeremy Volkman

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