andrewd at axonet.com.au
Mon Jan 31 14:57:57 PST 2000
> A while ago (year+) after consulting with support, I came to the
> conclusion that to have an always guaranteed consistent backup with
> a checkpoint, one had to stop the perforce server while the
> checkpoint and 'tar of the depots' ran.
This is where a snapshot file system would be good.
> I am wondering what other people do now? Does anyone else
> stop the server during the 'tar'?
I have an NT server, and I use cygwin to run a bash script to stop/start
Perforce (and some Windows junk) while doing the backup,
> Has anyone had a problem
> recovering from a disaster because something has happened in
> the 'time gap'?
No, and I'm not taking any chances, no matter how improbable.
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