[Zope] repozo, pack and backups

Jens Vagelpohl jens at dataflake.org
Wed Mar 5 07:22:15 EST 2008

On Mar 5, 2008, at 12:38 , Miles wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm hoping someone can share their experience of using repozo,  
> packing and backups to answer a couple of questions.
> I've googled around to confirm that packing means a full backup.  Is  
> there any way to carry out incremental backups and then pack the  
> database, without carrying out a full backup each time - for  
> example, can I continue to get nightly incremental backups if I pack  
> nightly but retain the last 2 days' transaction history?
> (I transfer the increments to a backup server, and then rebuild the  
> database, then take a nightly snapshot to tape, so I really don't  
> need a full backup)
> I have an inkling this is not possible, but would be useful to  
> confirm...

You're right, this is not possible. The only way to prevent full  
backups is to never pack the database.


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