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Using subversion to backup servers

From: Johann Spies <jspies_at_sun.ac.za>
Date: 2005-06-27 14:41:04 CEST

I am new to subversion and have a little experience in using CVS.

I want to use s subversion repository to backup important directories
of several linux servers e.g. etc.

I found that if I import /etc as it is, no /etc is created in the
repository. So I copied /etc/ to a different place, created a parent
and imported it. That worked.

Now my question: How do I get the original /etc to be part of the
repository? And for that matter other directories has / as their
immediate parent. I want to be able to do a "commit" after e.g. an
'aptitude dist-upgrade' or after configuration changes in /etc without
first copying the whole tree to another place and do a commit from


Johann Spies          Telefoon: 021-808 4036
Informasietegnologie, Universiteit van Stellenbosch
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