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Re: online backup

From: Todd Denniston
Subject: Re: online backup
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2005 15:00:41 -0500



> We have a cvs server and right now we just 
> take a .tar.gz of the cvsroot directory. 

> If we restore it then the user cannot start 
> using the restored cvs data. 

> I need to configure a online cvs server where 
> both the servers are in sync and the second server should act a hot backup. 

> If server 1 fails then the users should  
> automatically/manually be redirected to the new server. 

> Is there any specific HOW-To for doing 
> such things ?  

For a hot backup my solution involves DRBD with heartbeat.

and for the CVS side of it, try following the thread I started here:
"cvs as a heartbeat client"

I have not yet gotten permission to post my cvs-heartbeat script, so you
will have to (re)create it from the same notes I got. Sorry.

Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane) 
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter

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