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Re: Is subversion safe to use?

From: Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer_at_nic.fr>
Date: 2004-11-29 14:00:49 CET

On Fri, Nov 26, 2004 at 05:16:14AM -0700,
 Gary Thomas <gary@mlbassoc.com> wrote
 a message of 30 lines which said:

> Before this happened, I made hot backups of my repositories (as well
> as "normal" file system backups).

Just a warning for the next time: when your important data are in a
binary format (wether the DBMS store or the LDAP backend or the
Subversion repository), you *MUST* backup in a text format as
well. Otherwise, as you discovered, any problem with the tools may
lead to a complete loss of data, even if your backups were OK.

For instance, in your crontab:

(mv ~backup/databases-dumps/subversion ~backup/databases-dumps/subversion.old ; svnadmin dump --quiet /home/Subversion-repository > ~backup/databases-dumps/subversion && gzip --best --force ~backup/databases-dumps/subversion.old)

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