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[TSVN] Re: How do you backup/restore a local repository

From: Simon Large <slarge_at_blazepoint.co.uk>
Date: 2004-10-21 12:54:10 CEST

"SteveKing" wrote:
> As long as you can be _absolutely_ sure that no one else is accessing
> the repository (neither reading or writing), then you can simply copy
> the repository folder to your backup tape/hd/...

I just realised we do not say anything about backups in our docs. I will
have a look at that.

> But if you can't be sure of that, then you should use the svnadmin
> command (you get the svnadmin tool when you download the Subversion
> command line client). Then you can do the following:
> svnadmin hotcopy path/to/repository path/to/backup

Does it matter whether you install SVN or TSVN first? Are there still
issues with ICONV paths being overwritten?

> This is also the recommended way because it's much safer.

For a single user with local repo on their PC, why is hotcopy safer than
a simple copy?


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