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SubjectRe: is down
On Sat, Jun 28, 2003 at 01:55:11PM -0700, David Schwartz wrote:
> > On Sad, 2003-06-28 at 20:38, Dr. David Alan Gilbert wrote:
> > > Tapes are a pain; but at the type of 40GB range is it worth considering
> > > a pile of external USB/Firewire hard drives?
> > I'm testing the USB2 disk idea at the moment. Big problem is performance
> > - 5Mbytes/second isnt the best backup rate in the world.
> If the issue is the time the backup itself takes, 2 hours isn't a big deal,
> it'll finish over a long lunch break. If the issue is having to lock out
> write access or otherwise stabilize the actual data for the time it takes to
> backup, just stage a copy of the backup to a local disk and then backup to
> external disk from there.

If we're talking about BK, BK already has repository level locking to get
stable snapshots.
Larry McVoy lm at
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