[p4] Is there a way to write-lock the database while my backup runs?
streak at narus.com
Wed Feb 22 14:34:54 PST 2006
Ivey, William wrote:
> Temporarily turning off write access to files sounds like a
> decent hack until something better comes along. (I would
> make sure the admin has a full access entry at the end of
> the table, though, in case your stuff crashed before it
> could restore the protect table. You could limit it to some
> part of the depot you don't normally use.
One trick that I use while backing up is to change the protection table
so that all groups reference a non-existent group ("locked").
A simple perl statement can replace all group names with "locked" and
then revert back when the backup is completed.
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