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RE: Moving repository (slowly)

From: Eugene Kramer
Subject: RE: Moving repository (slowly)
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 08:38:00 -0700

I'd suggest not to have both paths available and not modify users'
sandboxes. Assuming that you do not modify all the sources in your
repository every night, I suggest to copy the repositoy without shutting
down the access, then shutdown pserver, do incremental copy using rdist or
rsync, remount new disk with an old name, and bring the pserver up.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Aldo Longhi [mailto:address@hidden
> Sent: Friday, September 22, 2000 4:43 PM
> To: address@hidden
> Subject: Moving repository (slowly)
> CVS gurus:
> I have a minor problem that I would like your input on...
> I am running out of disk space on the partition that
> currently holds my repository (accessed via pserver).
> I have a new disk with lots of space and I want to move
> the entire repo to this new disk.  My problem is that I
> have users all over the world and I can't rely on them
> to either (1) check in everything, delete sandboxes and
> check out from the new location or (2) use the script
> (I forget its name) for changing the "root" entries
> in their local checked-out files.  My proposal is this:
> (1) Copy the repo to the new disk.
> (2) Rename/delete the original repo and create a mount
>     from the new location to the old location.
> (3) Distribute information about how to change the CVSROOT
>     env. variable and also how to use that script whose name
>     I can't remember (help?).
> (4) Eventually, remove the "temporary" mount.
> I figure this way, the entire repo will be available via
> BOTH paths during the transition period and my users will
> have plenty of time to change over.  Eventually I will
> announce the day/time at which the original is going away
> and anyone who has not transitioned by then can scream and
> yell all they want.
> How does this sound?  Any concerns?  Any better ideas?
> Thanks in advance.
> Info:
> CVS 1.10 via pserver on an HP-UX server
> Various Unix/WinNT clients
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