[Zope] backup full instances

Andreas Jung lists at zopyx.com
Sat Oct 27 10:33:07 EDT 2007

--On 27. Oktober 2007 16:29:18 +0200 Jonas Meurer <jonas at freesources.org> 

> On 26/10/2007 Andreas Jung wrote:
>>> Is it safe in general to copy Data.fs while the instance is running? Or
>>> might I end up with a broken Data.fs, which zope is not able to read at
>>> all?
>> If you create a local copy, it is safe. If you rsync a running Data.fs,
>> it  is not safe. In this case you create a local copy and rsync the copy.
> what's the difference between local copy and rsync except for the time
> it takes?
> but if rsync is unsafe only because it takes long time, and changes on the
> instance during the copy process could cause a corrupted Data.fs to be
> backuped, then theoretically this could happen for a local copy as
> well, right?

Think twice about your last sentence. What should cause a local *copy*
to be changed??

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