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RE: Backup Repos on WIndows

From: Shawn Talbert <stalbert_at_exploreconsulting.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2008 09:59:52 -0800

I'll throw our scheme into the mix as well.

We have an automated process that:

*Does a hotcopy of the repo daily, generating a unique backup to a different
physical drive named after the date of the backup.

*backs up the hotcopy to an encrypted external drive that is taken off-site.

-----Original Message-----
From: Bicking, David (HHoldings, IT) [mailto:David.Bicking_at_thehartford.com]
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2008 5:17 AM
To: Tom Browder; users_at_subversion.tigris.org
Subject: RE: Backup Repos on WIndows

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tom Browder [mailto:tom.browder_at_gmail.com]
>
> I'm just setting up subversion on a Windows box and plan to
> have a backup of the repos on another disk. I have looked at
> the docs on mirroring, replication, etc., but wonder if I can
> use the Windows XP Backup utility.
>

>
> -Tom
>

I have a very basic backup process on our box until we get an official
server and support. It might work for you. I have a scheduled task
that shuts down the svnserve, defragments the disk, and dumps the
repository to a volume that is backed up nightly. I set it up to create
dumpfile names based on the date so I can go back to earlier backups if
necessary.

I don't see any reason you can't use a regular backup utility on the
repository if you use FSFS. If you use BDB, shut down the server before
backup begins.

--
David
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