[LON-CAPA-admin] Proper back-up procedure

Lars Jensen jensen at physics.unr.edu
Wed Oct 1 12:02:01 EDT 2003

We have set up a nightly network back-up procedure of lon-capa. Basically all 
we do is to tar up the lonUsers- and res/tmcc directories. My question is

Is this a safe procedure? What happens if someone is accessing/editing
records while the tar job is processing? Strictly speaking, doesn't 
the mysql database have to be locked during a back-up?


Lars Jensen, TMCC/Vista B200, 7000 Dandini Blvd, Reno NV 89512-3999. 
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