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Re: Repository File Corruption

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Repository File Corruption
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 22:41:45 -0500 (EST)

Wayne Johnson writes:
> --- Donald Sharp <address@hidden> wrote:
> > Backup's of the repository should ideally lock the repository so
> > that it's not changing underneath you as you save the data off.
> > 
> I agree.  Might be a bit of a trick to get Veritas to do that.  We're
> looking into it though.

You don't need to get Veritas to do it, you should just have your backup
script do it before running the backup and then unlock it afterwards.

> Nice try, but we are using pserver on a standard ext3 file system. 

Then you likely have a serious hardware problem.  Exactly what kind of
corruption did you have: truncated files, blocks of binary zeros in the
middle of the files, blocks of random garbage in the middle of the
files, single scrambled characters, etc.?

-Larry Jones

Just when I thought this junk was beginning to make sense. -- Calvin

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