-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Hanno Schlichting wrote: > On Fri, May 14, 2010 at 10:24 AM, Christian Theune <c...@gocept.com> wrote: >> Hmm. If the full backup is just a regular FS file then you could start >> with the naive approach and just open/close it once after performing a >> backup as that would create the index file. > > Sure. That would be an easy but also rather inefficient way. In my > case it takes only about 15 minutes of rather heavy I/O to create the > file, but for larger files this time usually goes up. > >>From what I understand repozo does the following: > > 1. it opens the real file storage file as a read-only FileStorage > 2. calculates the byte position of end of the last complete transaction > 3. closes the file storage > 4. opens the fs file as a normal binary file > 5. copies over all bytes up to the calculated position into a temp file > 6. closes the fs file and temp file and renames the temp file > according to some timestamp > > What I'm wondering is, if you could copy or otherwise create the index > as part of the second step. In step 5 we only deal with bytes and > cannot parse those, but in step 2 we have a proper ZODB FileStorage > object and can to some degree decide which transaction we want.
This strategy should be workable for both full and incremental backups: the storage opened in step 1 has an attribute, '_index', which is an fsIndex instance. We should be able to save the index into the repository direcotry with a timestamped filename, something like:: index_file = os.path.splitext(dest) + '.index' fs._index.save(fs._pas, index_file) At restore time, we would look for the index corresponding to the full or incremental being restored, and copy it into place followi[ng the successful copy of the data. As usual, the tedious part about implementing this feature will be adding / updating tests. Tres. - -- =================================================================== Tres Seaver +1 540-429-0999 tsea...@palladion.com Palladion Software "Excellence by Design" http://palladion.com -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org iEYEARECAAYFAkvtV0EACgkQ+gerLs4ltQ4JFgCfYZ3PV4pZCP7NInG1lW36F0ke sRMAoL24vUmOIpb2W2XOps7I9TuxmGRk =aMi4 -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- _______________________________________________ For more information about ZODB, see the ZODB Wiki: http://www.zope.org/Wikis/ZODB/ ZODB-Dev mailing list - ZODB-Dev@zope.org https://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zodb-dev