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[Gnu-arch-users] Re: Backing up Arch archives

From: Julian T. J. Midgley
Subject: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: Backing up Arch archives
Date: Fri, 9 Apr 2004 16:33:11 +0000 (UTC)

In article <address@hidden>,
Dustin Sallings  <address@hidden> wrote:
>On Apr 9, 2004, at 5:03, Matthieu MOY wrote:
>> So, what's the best way to recover the lost revisions ?
>> One could recover the revisions from the revlib and commit them 
>> manually one by one, or maybe there is an automated way to do this ?
> When I commit to my remote archive, I've got a hook that automatically 
>mirrors the archive locally.  I theoretically shouldn't lose a revision 
>for any reason.

I may be misunderstanding the way your hook actually works, but surely
if the disk in the remote  server fails after the commit has succeeded but
before the mirroring operation has completed, you'll be left with a
mirror that's a revision behind?

Anyway, Matthieu's question remains an interesting one.  In the
absence of revision libraries, if developers have their own remote
archives (containing between them the missing revisions), a careful
series of star-merges should be all that's necessary to patch the
revisions back into the restored archive.

If the archive were being used as a central repository, however, than
I guess the revision library approach will work.  I don't think it
should be hard to automate this - I'll have a play when I get a spare
moment.  Greedy libraries are obviously a good thing here.

Julian T. J. Midgley             
Cambridge, England.
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