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Re: Backup of BDB Repository on Windows

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2004-06-04 21:27:32 CEST

Mark Phippard wrote:

>I am running a few SVN repositories on a Windows server and they are only
>accessed via Apache. We are using a standard Windows backup product like
>Veritas or something like that. If we have the backup routine stop the
>Apache service, backup the folder with the repositories and then restart
>the service is that a safe and efficient backup process? I think it is, I
>just wanted to be sure.
It's safe, but not efficient. It would be better if you had the routine
do an "svnadmin hotcopy" on the repository, then back up the copy
instead of the original. That way you get a true zero-downtime backup.

Brane Čibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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