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

From: SteveKing <stefankueng_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2004-10-21 13:09:46 CEST

On Thu, 21 Oct 2004 11:54:10 +0100, Simon Large <slarge@blazepoint.co.uk> wrote:
> "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.

Great! Thanks for that.

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

No, it doesn't matter at all. The only thing you should be aware of is
that if you use the zip-version of the Subversion CL client you have
to set the PATH variable yourself.

And no, there aren't any issues left with APR_ICONV_PATH, because
TortoiseSVN doesn't use that anymore. That's why I patched

> > 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?

I'd say so. Just because even if you think that no one is accessing
the repo anymore, maybe someone still is. Think about e.g.
Web-browsers left open, WebSVN, or other apps that access the
repository. Just forget once to close all those apps while you copy
the repo and that backup will be garbage.


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