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Re: Any thoughts on using Subversion as a general backup tool?

From: Francis Irving <francis_at_flourish.org>
Date: 2004-05-31 16:36:38 CEST

On Sun, May 30, 2004 at 01:37:56AM -0500, Kenneth McDonald wrote:
> I was curious as to what sort of experimentation might have been done
> with using Subversion as a general backup tool, and if people have
> thoughts/comments/ suggestions etc. My guess is that is probably not
> quite suitable for such use, but I'm wondering...
> I've considered trying rsync or psync, but when it comes right down
> to it, _really_ want something which lets me restore a file or
> directory to a state as of a given previous date.

I recommend unison, which is half-way between rsync and a version
control system. It uses the rsync algorithm, but keeps meta-data to
sync in both directions, and can be told to keep backups when files

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