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Re: Backing up SVN

From: Jay Jones <jay_at_blueacorn.co.uk>
Date: 2006-08-01 19:14:50 CEST

Res Pons wrote:
> I'm not clear and have no clue how to add svn to our nightly tape back
> up. We simply added to the back up. But how does this work against a
> live server which is being used all day by developers and from 12-3
> a.m. for automated builds. Is there a python or preferably Perl
> script that gentley downs the server before back up exec kicks in?
>
> I need to know more ore less the exact steps please. Thanks
>
Any reason why you're not using the SubVersion "Hot Copy" admin command:
svnadmin hotcopy c:\repos\aproject z:\backup\aproject --clean-logs

This can be used to hot-copy the database, without taking it off-line.
This could be used:
1) To hot-copy directly onto your backup media (eg. virtual tape store),
      - Preferable as less-steps is less to go wrong!
2) Or, Use as the "mirror" that your nightly tape backup archives.
      - Ensure that the the hot-copy runs well before the scheduled
tape-backup
      - If the hot-copy fails - you'll just be backing up old files!

Regards,
Jay.

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