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

From: Russell Hind <rh_gmane_at_mac.com>
Date: 2004-10-21 15:50:37 CEST

Simon Large wrote:
> Just trying to clarify it before I change the docs.
> For my own backups I normally use Nero to burn to CD, and I copy several
> folders, including the repo. Normally I have no other app running, so it
> works fine. Hotcopy is easy, but of course I have to remember to do it
> first, otherwise I am backing up an old copy of the repo.

Probably a bit ott for most, but I have cygwin running, and just do an

svnadmin dump c:\svn | bzip2 > svn-dump.bz2

which brings the backup very small. The only dis-advantages of dump
over hotcopy are:

a) it is slower than hotcopy
b) it doesn't copy passwd files and config files

AFAICT, dump is safe, as is hotcopy, even if people are accessing the repo



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