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Re: copy backups

From: Brian Mathis <bmathis_at_directedge.com>
Date: 2004-08-19 19:53:47 CEST

Pejvan BEIGUI wrote:
> Hi all,
> Just a stupid silly question :
> I have set up a simple backup solution for all my important files : I
> just copy them to another drive and burn a DVD-RW of these files.
> I've read all the documentation about the backups (by the Ben, Brian,
> and Mickael, I also got the O'Reilly version of the svn-book, it's
> really cool to have the printed one!) and I know that it's unsafe if
> there are commits going on during backups, but I've got my very personal
> repository and the backup procedure runs when I'm not using the computer...
> I'd like to know if doing just a copy (cp -Rp $SVN_REP_PATH) of the svn
> repository is safe and leads to a usable backup.
> thanks,
> Pejvan

Why not just use the hotcopy script? It's much safer and you'll never
have to worry that your backups are bad. Just hotcopy to the backup
drive, then burn that.

Brian Mathis
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