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Re: Shadow folder hook script

From: Mark Phippard <MarkP_at_softlanding.com>
Date: 2005-07-22 14:47:28 CEST

Leon Zandman <lzandman@lode.nl> wrote on 07/22/2005 08:39:30 AM:

> This is my first e-mail to this mailing list, so greetings to you all!
> At our company we've just started using Subversion two weeks ago (coming
> from VSS and Sourcegear Vault) and already like it very much. We do have
> one question though.
> We'd like to have full (exported) copy of the latest revision of our
> repositories on our server (in VSS this is called a shadow folder). We'd
> like to have a plain copy of our code in case the Subversion database
> gets corrupted.
> As I understand Subversion doesn't come with this functionality
> built-in, but you can add it yourself using a post-commit hook script.
> Searching the mailing list archives and the internet I found several
> scripts that offer some kind of shadow copy behaviour. They range from
> simple scripts that just perform a "svn export" to advanced scripts that
> incrementally add committed files (better for performance I guess).
> Instead of trying them all I thought it would be wise to first ask the
> people on this list if there is a script that's considered "the best" at
> this moment.
> We are running our Subversion server (svnserve; we'll switch to Apache
> in a few weeks) on a Windows 2000 server, so the script has to be able
> to run on such a server. It might be an option to install Python or
> Perl, but I'd rather not install Cygwin etc.
> I hope you can help us.

Why not just do a one time svn checkout at your mirror location. You
could then either just run svn update on some kind of schedule, or use a
post-commit hook to in some way trigger the svn update as part of the

Using a working copy makes this a lot easier since update will run
quickly. It doesn't sound like having the extra .svn folders mized in
would be a problem so that is how I would do this.


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