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From Jukka Zitting <jukka.zitt...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: RepositoryCopier requires shutdown of source repositoy?
Date Thu, 10 Dec 2009 12:58:39 GMT

On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 1:34 PM, Samuel Cox <crankydillo@gmail.com> wrote:
> I need to backup our repository periodically and anticipate using the
> RepositoryCopier class.  I was curious that 2 of the methods in the Javadoc
> mention that the source repo must not be modified during the call; however,
> the others do not.  Is it possible for me to perform a backup while still
> allowing JCR API calls that modify the repo?  In other words, will
> RepositoryCopier somehow lock/cache/unlock/flush/etc for me?
>  I'm guessing it won't/can't do this.

You're right, the RepositoryCopier doesn't contain any protection
against concurrent changes to the repository. If you allow clients to
modify the repository while you're backing it up, you may end up with
an inconsistent backup.


Jukka Zitting

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