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RE: RE: Windows svnadmin hotcopy can't find format

From: John Niven <jniven_at_bravurasolutions.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2008 09:49:10 +1300

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Penner, Matthew [mailto:mpenner_at_valverde.edu]
> Sent: Thursday, 3 April 2008 04:13
> To: users_at_subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: RE: Windows svnadmin hotcopy can't find format
>
> Ah, thanks. I got confused when the help stated
> "path\to\repos". I'll wrap this in a script that scans the
> repo directory.

Off topic (mostly), but this is something I've stumbled on a few times -
does "repos" refer to "repo-s" (plural, REPOsitorieS) or "repos"
(singular, REPOSitory). It's not always clear from the context. For
examples I tend to use something like "/svn/allRepositories/aRepository,
but it's quite long winded... And isn't useful for paths
("/path/to/aRepository" might work, I guess...)

Anyway... Does anyone have a better way to express this?

Cheers
John

>
> Matt Penner
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andy Levy [mailto:andy.levy_at_gmail.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2008 8:08 PM
> To: Penner, Matthew
> Cc: users_at_subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: Re: Windows svnadmin hotcopy can't find format
>
> On Tue, Apr 1, 2008 at 7:38 PM, Penner, Matthew <mpenner_at_valverde.edu>
> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > We just installed svnserve on Windows Server 2003. I copied my
> repositories
> > from my local machine to the server. I am able to checkout
> my code to
> a
> > blank test folder using TortoiseSVN and the svn:// syntax.
> >
> >
> >
> > My repos are stored here (there are about a dozen):
> >
> > E:\Subversion\Repositories
> >
> >
> >
> > I'd like to back them up using hotcopy to here:
> >
> > E:\Subversion\Backups
> >
> >
> >
> > However, when I try using hotcopy I get the following error:
> >
> > E:\>svnadmin hotcopy E:\Subversion\Repositories\
> E:\Subversion\Backup\
> >
> > svnadmin: Can't open file 'format': The system cannot find the file
> > specified
> >
> >
> >
> > Why is svnadmin trying to find format in the root directory and not
> just
> > backing up each repository?
>
> svnadmin hotcopy wants to be pointed at an actual repository
> directory, not a directory which contains repositories.
>
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