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Re: Newbie help on Repository backup

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2008 23:53:59 +0000

On 19/03/2008, Tom Blough <tom.blough_at_truetemper.com> wrote:
> Sorry for asking this on the list, but I was unable to find a definitive
> answer on Google, the Red Book, and the TSVN help.
> What is the best way to backup the repository if you are using a file based
> repo and do not have subversion installed. All repo backup references I
> have see all use SVNAdmin hotcopy. Since SVNAdmin does not exist on a
> non-Subversion install, that's not an option.

You could just install subversion - there is a Windows installer :-)

> Is it safe to just drag and drop a copy of the repository folder to the
> backup destination? Any problem with Windows backup backing up the folder
> to tape or to CD?

For FSFS repositories it should be safe to do this, but be sure you
are not accessing it at the time. For BDB I believe it is not safe to
do this.

For a more definitive answer ask on the Subversion users list.


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