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Re: Backup techniques

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-05-11 18:09:44 CEST

On Tue, 2004-05-11 at 10:57, Crucius, Wesley wrote:
> I need a quick clarification on backup procedures.
> I have SVN running great and exposed via apache. I don't yet have a
> automated backup procedure, so I'm periodically doing it manually for
> right now. What I'm actually doing is stopping apache and then making a
> directory copy of the repository directory to a folder of the form
> \\<Win2K3_FileServerName>\SVN_repos_backups\20040511\ and then
> restarting apache. We never access these repository backups directly.
> Other than inefficency and temporary unavailability of SVN/Apache, does
> anyone see any problem?

No, no problem. Other than what you said: inefficiency and temporary
unavailablity of the repository. Why not just run 'svnadmin hotcopy'
while the repository is live? Why bother shutting down all access?

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