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Backup strategies

From: Ritesh Nadhani <riteshp_at_webyog.com>
Date: 2005-01-07 06:05:03 CET


We have a small development team of around 4 people. We are using Subversion
on Windows with subversion file system (Berkeley DB was too flaky) for the
last couple of months.

We now plan to have backup system in place. Our repository is located in

Reading the docs the various methods to backup a repository are:

1.) svnadmin dump --incremental
2.) Do a complete backup of the folder? (it is supposed to be unsafe as
somebody might be checking at that time)
3.) use hot-backup.py.

We are little biased towards the second option as we know that nobody is
checking when we are doing a backup. Its only 4 of us and we do the backup
on rewritable cd, 2 times a week.

Since we hadnt had failures - yet, we have not been able to actually restore
the repository from a backup so I was just wondering - just do a simple a
svnrepos copy to a cd will do or we need to do something else?

Lets say - godforbid...if something happens then - we just need to copy
svnrepos at the repository place and everything should be OK?

Just require your insights.


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