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From David Chapman <>
Subject Re: can "svnadmin dump" tolerate read-only repository access?
Date Mon, 28 Feb 2011 18:49:35 GMT
On 2/28/2011 10:37 AM, James Ralston wrote:
> <snip>
> Question: if I "svnadmin dump" a repository, is it safe to allow
> read-only access to the repository while the dump is in progress?  Or
> is it the case that permitting even read access could interfere with
> the "svnadmin dump" operation?
> I ask because it will take a non-trivial amount of time to perform
> svnadmin dump/load operations on all of Subversion repositories.  If
> we can at least permit read-only access while this upgrade is in
> progress, that will have much less of an impact on our users then it
> we have to block all access during the upgrade...

A "hot copy" by definition is one that will safely allow read-only 
access while the backup is in progress.

     David Chapman
     Chapman Consulting -- San Jose, CA

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