Safely run rsync files from SVN to an external hard drive while in production
We are running Debian 4.0 etch. We are running SVN for our code repository, we run rsync to backup all of the svn files to an external work hours after work hours. Our Server filesystem is Reiser fs then the external Hard drive's File system is ext3
We want to run rSync (rSync all the files in SVN) while in production. Is it safe to do that? Will it corrupt the files in the source drive(Reiser fs on Debian)? or is there a potential that files will be corrupted?