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RE: Archiving Repositories

From: Robert Hunter <robert.hunter_at_gen-i.co.nz>
Date: 2005-03-07 21:57:28 CET

Adrian Green wrote:
> I have a repository that I am not using at the moment and needs to be
taken
> off of my server. Can I save the repository somewhere else and take it
off
> of my server and still be able to recover the data, still version
controlled,
> if I was to upload it back at a later date.

You certainly can.

If you know that the same software versions will definitely be installed
when the time comes to restore, you can just copy the repository files.
However, it's difficult to guarantee that for any length of time,
so you'd be better off "dumping" your repository to a file, and
holding onto that dump file until you want to restore it.

That way, you can restore it to an entirely different machine
with a different back-end storage!

See the section on "Migrating a Repository" in chapter 5 of the SVN Book:
http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.1/ch05s03.html#svn-ch-5-sect-3.5

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