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Re: What is the best way to archive a repository

From: Erik Huelsmann <ehuels_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-11-26 20:01:01 CET

On Nov 26, 2007 6:57 PM, Troy Bull <troy.bull@gmail.com> wrote:
> Greetings
>
> I have several old repositories I need to archive and take offline.
> What is the best way to do this? I have done it two different ways
> myself.
>
> Method 1 : make a hotcopy to a temp location, tar up and gzip that
> hotcopy, remove original.
>
> Method 2 : copy conf and hooks dir to a temp location, make a dumpfile
> of repository, tar up conf, hooks and dump file, gzip the tar file and
> remove original
>
> Is there any reason 1 is worse than 2? My thought is that at some
> point in the future (say n years from now), a new version of svn would
> be more likely to read the dumpfile than a very old version of the
> repository? Is this not a concern?

Number 1 might work, but #2 is the really supported way of getting the
job done. I.e. dumpfiles are the officially supported way to transfer
files from one architecture to another. They are the *the* method the
subversion developers support and will keep supporting.

HTH,

Erik.

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