[ZODB-Dev] Re: roll back filestorage zodb to a certain date?

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Wed Mar 21 10:06:25 EDT 2007

On Mar 21, 2007, at 9:59 AM, Tres Seaver wrote:

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> Jim Fulton wrote:
>> On Mar 21, 2007, at 6:41 AM, Chris Withers wrote:
>>> Hi All,
>>> Is there any existing method or script for rolling back a ZODB
>>> (filestorage-backed in this case,
>> Back end to what?
>>> if that makes it easier) to a certain point in time?
>> Do you actually want to modify the file? Or do you simply want to
>> access it as of a particular time.
>> There is already a mechanism for opening a file storage as of a
>> particular time.
>>> eg: Make this Data.fs as it was at 9am this morning
>>> If not, I'll be writing one, where should I add it to when I'm done?
>> Before we talk about adding it anywhere, I'd like to see the
>> semantics defined more clearly.
> Chris could:
>   1. Open the existing file in time-travel mode (readonly, so that it
>      loads no transactions later than the given point).  The 'stop'
>      parameter to the FileStorage initializer is the one which
>      triggers time-travel.
>   2. Open a new, writable filestorage.
>   3. Run 'copyTransactionsFrom' on the new storage, passing the old,
>      and then close the storages.
>   4. Restart his Zope with the new storage.

I wasn't asking about implementation.

Here are some questions:

- Should this create a new FileStorage? Or should it modify the  
existing FileStorage in place?

- Should this work while the FileStorage is being used?

- Should this behave transactional?


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