On 28/10/2007 Sam Stainsby wrote:
> We use the repozo backup (and restore) tool that comes with Zope and 
> include the backup repository in our normal backup regime (which uses 
> backuppc). 
>   <zopeinstalldir>/bin/repozo.py
> Read inside the file for the doco. This tool is designed to work with 
> live Data.fs files. Apart from some sort of live replication, it is the 
> only way to go as far as I'm concerned, unless you are unconcerned about 
> the possibility of corrupted backups.


>From what others said, a local copy of the 'live Data.fs' is safe as
well, as zope appends new transactions to the end of Data.fs.

To quote Andreas Jung:

        "An inconsistent copy of the Data.fs is not the problem since
         invalid transaction entries will be discarded by the ZODB."

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