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

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-02-19 15:52:47 CET

"Perry E. Metzger" <perry@piermont.com> writes:
> What I'm going to ask, then, is why not version at least some of
> the unversioned metadata. If it was done at least to the extent of
> providing semi-fake version numbers for metadata changes, one could
> do nice incremental dumps of the metadata. If it was done so far as
> to actually fully version the metadata, one could be slightly less
> paranoid about log edits, which would be pleasant.

Versioning the currently-unversioned metadata is not impossible, but
would require some pretty significant changes. Try expanding your
paragraph above into a concrete technical proposal and you'll start to
see what I mean.

IMHO the benefit/cost ratio is too low to be doing this anytime soon.
There are fairly easy ad hoc ways to preserve that history (e.g.,
saving propchange emails), if one really wants to.

Btw, I don't think your "backup every revision" plan is crazy at all.
It is an entirely sane level of paranoia :-). Incremental dumps seem
like the best option (the repository does not have to be quiescent for
this, as you've already found out), and for revision properties, just
log the changes manually via pre- and post-revprop-change hooks.


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