Fossil: database integrity

I have a very temperamental Internet connection -- dish on the roof pointing at a satellite. Apart from the over-one-second round trip, the connection drops out randomly then comes good again seconds or minutes later -- clouds? atmospheric affects?

Anyway, one of these dropouts occurred while I was syncing my local Fossil repository with the online one, which caused the operation to hang. It then raised the whole question about possible corruption of a repository.

I raised this question in the Fossil mail list:

http://www.mail-archive.com/fossil-users@lists.fossil-scm.org/msg00833.html

Dr Hipp also referred me to this page:

http://www.fossil-scm.org/fossil/doc/tip/www/selfcheck.wiki

The precautions taken against any kind of corruption are very impressive.

Note, I have updated this page, added a Fossil Quick Guide, but it needs more work:

http://bkhome.org/fossil/


Posted on 14 Nov 2009, 8:16


Comments:

Posted on 21 Nov 2009, 7:53 by BarryK
Fossil shelved
I found five limitations in Fossil that made it awkward to host Woof. I created workarounds for four of them, but gave up on the fifth. See posts in my blog for November.

See also:

http://bkhome.org/blog/?viewDetailed=01217