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Re: Subversion with CVS "backup"?

From: Alexander L. Belikoff <abel_at_vallinor4.com>
Date: 2003-01-15 04:51:21 CET

On Tuesday 14 January 2003 22:09, Eric Gillespie wrote:
> "Alexander L. Belikoff" <abel@vallinor4.com> writes:
> > I'd feel much better knowing that my commits are backed up in
> > CVS.
>
> How is hot-backup.py insufficient?

Hmm... I shouldn't have used the work backup. 'Contingency plan' is much more
appropriate in this situation. Which also explains exactly why hot-backup.py
is not enough. I have no problem with backing up the repository myself. The
tool I'm looking for is for the "shit hits the fan, SVN is dead, and I
desperately need my revisions NOW!" kind of situation. Plus it is supposed to
give me a worm fuzzy feeling about the fact that my worked is also backed by
the system that has already been time-proven, let alone the fact that CVS is
about RCS format and in case CVS is dead as well, I can still deal with ,v
files.

Anyway, I've started writing the tool and it's painful. :-) But I'll get it
 to some logical point and will submit to the list.

Still a couple questions though:

1. How do I register/manage hooks?
2. What commands are safe to be called from post-commit hooks? Is 'svn cat'
safe?

> > Yes, I know that no data loss has happened for quite some time,
>
> You mean never.

I stand corrected. :-)

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