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Re: [TSVN] Re: How do you backup/restore a local repository

From: SteveKing <stefankueng_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2004-10-21 13:09:46 CEST

On Thu, 21 Oct 2004 11:54:10 +0100, Simon Large <slarge@blazepoint.co.uk> wrote:
> "SteveKing" wrote:
> > As long as you can be _absolutely_ sure that no one else is accessing
> > the repository (neither reading or writing), then you can simply copy
> > the repository folder to your backup tape/hd/...
>
> I just realised we do not say anything about backups in our docs. I will
> have a look at that.

Great! Thanks for that.

> Does it matter whether you install SVN or TSVN first? Are there still
> issues with ICONV paths being overwritten?

No, it doesn't matter at all. The only thing you should be aware of is
that if you use the zip-version of the Subversion CL client you have
to set the PATH variable yourself.

And no, there aren't any issues left with APR_ICONV_PATH, because
TortoiseSVN doesn't use that anymore. That's why I patched
apr-iconv...

> > This is also the recommended way because it's much safer.
>
> For a single user with local repo on their PC, why is hotcopy safer than
> a simple copy?

I'd say so. Just because even if you think that no one is accessing
the repo anymore, maybe someone still is. Think about e.g.
Web-browsers left open, WebSVN, or other apps that access the
repository. Just forget once to close all those apps while you copy
the repo and that backup will be garbage.

Stefan

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