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Re: Couple of backup questions

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-12-19 20:46:08 CET

On Dec 19, 2004, at 1:22 PM, Bryan D. Andrews wrote:

> 1. Is it ok to svnadmin hotcopy to a network drive (to be backed up)? I
> know you should not run subversion on networked drives...

Sure. But that rule "should not run subversion on network drives" only
applies to BDB repositories, not FSFS ones.

> 2. If we have proper backups and we lose a machine that is not
> recoverable, can we restore the repository to another box? I ask
> because
> in the SVN book it mentions that: "Since Berkeley databases are not
> portable across machine architectures, this format is a useful way to
> transfer those databases from machine to machine, irrespective of
> architecture or operating system."
> If not, what is the common way of insuring that backups will be
> recoverable even if the machine caught on fire and burned to the
> ground?

You can always read a BDB repository on computer with the same
CPU/OS/BDB version installed.

If that's too inconvenient, then either

    1. use an FSFS repository instead, or

    2. use full dumpfiles as your backup. Just understand that it takes
much longer to dump an entire repository than it does just to copy it.

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