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Re: Feature proposal: maintain timestamps on svn hotcopy

From: Marcus Rueckert <darix_at_web.de>
Date: 2005-03-24 00:29:40 CET

On 2005-03-23 15:47:07 -0500, Scott Parkerson wrote:
> I am trying to get my company over to svn (from SCCS -- yuck). Part
> of the fun is folding in the svn repository over to our backup process.
> We currently do a full backup on Sunday, and incremental backups
> (based on what changed since Sunday) throughout the following
> week.
> The problem is that when I do I hotcopy of the repos, none of the
> original timestamps (ctime, mtime) are saved. This causes the
> incremental backup of the hotcopy to be the same as the full backup,
> which defeats the purpose of having an incremental/full backup
> routine in the first place.

why not using dumps? it speed ups the backups a lot.

you could even dump each revision from post-commit and just backup that
mini dump files (idea comes from the apache folks. i heard they do that.)

just my 2 cents.


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