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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: Sat, 10 Apr 2004 05:58:41 +0000 (UTC)

In article <address@hidden>,
Tom Lord  <address@hidden> wrote:

[much helpful stuff on copying archives, consistency and locks]

Very many thanks.  I've revised the the Backing up and Restoring page
accordingly, and just pasted a copy of your post into it for now,
along with a link to the comments on locking in archive-pfs.c.  When I
get back from a short Easter break, I'll work it up into a practical
guide for taking and restoring from tar/rsync backups.

>And, hmm.... while (3) [re-creating missing lockdirs] can be done
>with a trivial shell-script, probably arch should have a command for
>that after all, just to make the process stone-simple.

It'd be helpful if this command could only ever be executed whilst the
archive was in a state which made committing to it impossible.  Has
tla any facility for locking the entire archive (such as effectively
can be done by touching "=meta-info/mirror", but preferably without
producing the misleading error messages that doing that would for
those who tried to commit)?

Julian T. J. Midgley             
Cambridge, England.
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