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Re: Recovering text-base

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-11-24 17:39:59 CET

On Nov 24, 2004, at 9:36 AM, Mike Crowe wrote:
>
> So, is there an automated way of resurrecting the text-base files
> should
> they go missing without losing any pending changes or accidentally
> reverting checked in changes?
>

Nope, no such feature exists. It would be nice, though, if a working
copy could "heal" itself and re-fetch missing text-bases.

I have to ask, though: why are you backing up working copies? By
definition, they're meant to be scratch areas, "temporary" workspaces.
It's the repository that really needs to be backed up.

Maybe you can just have your backup software skip over .svn/ dirs
completely. If a crash happens, don't bother to restore working copies
unless a user tells you that there was a specific patch-in-progress
that needs to be recovered. In that case, you restore the broken
working-copy, have the user checkout a new working-copy, then manually
copy the edited files into the new working-copy.

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