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From Stefan Sperling <>
Subject Re: Support for filesystem snapshots (?)
Date Mon, 02 Aug 2010 16:41:36 GMT
On Mon, Aug 02, 2010 at 11:29:44AM -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:
> On 8/2/2010 11:17 AM, Stefan Sperling wrote:
> >The atomicity of Subversion's commits only exists from the application's
> >point of view.
> Are there any svnadmin commands that could quiesce/lock the
> repository in a consistent state for the duration of a filesystem
> snapshot - or if not, could that be added as an enhancement?

None that I'm aware of.

I guess we could add a command to svnadmin that obtains a read lock
(blocking all writers) and waits forever until it is killed.
If that's considered useful.

However, this may cause all repository snapshots to be read-locked as well
once they're restored from backup.
So a mechanism to detect stale locks might also need to be devised.
I'm not sure if such a mechanism is already present.


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