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Re: versioning unversioned metadata + anonsvn strategies....

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2004-02-18 20:29:07 CET

Perry E. Metzger wrote:

> 0) The documentation does not make it clear if "svnadmin dump" is safe
> to run at any time (i.e. without quiescing the database). I assume
> it is, but the docs might make that clear.

Check out the BerkeleyDB docs if in doubt. I believe that it is safe at all
times (i.e. a consistent dumpfile is guaranteed), but don't take my word for it.

> 1) Having an ancient fear of binary databases, I'd like to back up my
> subversion database to a text format dump file after every
> commit.

You need to get over that fear. ;~) Replace the word "subversion" in that
paragraph with "Oracle" or "SQLServer" and you'll see exactly how crazy that
scheme sounds.

> 2) I'd like (for an open source project) to run a separate anonsvn
> server that is pretty close to "real time".

See the svk project, which might be what you want:


The anonsvn server would have an svk repository that mirrors the production
server. A post-commit on the production server (or a cron job for less "real
time") would do

        svk sync //project

(where //project is the local copy of the primary repository). Once that is
done, this is a completely conventional svn repository.



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