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Re: svnadmin hotcopy

From: Tobias Schäfer <tobiasschaefer_at_gmx.de>
Date: 2006-12-20 11:03:39 CET

On Tuesday 19 December 2006 23:45, allan family wrote:
> hi,
>
> i would like to occassionally back-up my entire repository to USB stick,
> in case my
> repository's hard drive dies, or something equally unlucky happens.
>
> after reading the following info from chapter 4 of the tortoiseSVN pdf, i
> wanted
> to use "svnadmin hotcopy" to help me do this:
>
> <quote> The simplest (but not recommended) way is just to copy the
> repository folder onto the backup medium.
> However, you have to be absolutely sure that no process is accessing the
> data. In this context,
> access means any access at all. A BDB repository is written to even when
> the operation only appears
> to require reading, such as getting status. If your repository is
> accessed at all during the copy, (web
> browser left open, WebSVN, etc.) the backup will be worthless. </quote>
>
> however, i haven't installed SVN itself, just tortoiseSVN, so when i
> tried to use
> "svnadmin hotcopy" from a command prompt, the command was not found.
>
> that's why i am now searching for a way to do a "hotcopy" using
> tortoiseSVN. (e.g. right-click somewhere to find a "hotcopy" item on a
> context menu).

If you read on in the next paragraph you will read:
"The svnadmin tool is installed automatically when you install the
Subversion command line client. If you are installing the command line
tools on a Windows PC, the best way is to download the Windows installer
version. It is compressed more efficiently than the .zip version, so the
download is smaller, and it takes care of setting the paths for you. You
can download the latest version of the Subversion command line client from
http://subversion.tigris.org/servlets/ProjectDocumentList?folderID=91 ."

TortoiseSVN is a client and we will not integrate further features for
repository adminstration. The only exception is "create repository" so that
the first steps are easy.

Tobias

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