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Re: Taking a nightly snapshot with cron

From: Frank Gruman <fgatwork_at_verizon.net>
Date: 2005-09-28 16:22:54 CEST

Jeff Lanzarotta wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I'm running subversion 1.2.3 on SuSE Linus 9.3. svnserve is running
> through xinetd under the user 'svn'.
>
> Ok, what I'm trying to do is create a nightly snapshot of a repository
> using a script running through cron.
>
> The script is very simple. It looks like:
>
> ----------8<----------
>
> #!/bin/sh
> /usr/local/bin/svn update /mnt/winnt/LatestAndGreatest/"
>
> ----------8<----------
>
> Well the problem that I have when trying to run this script is that it
> requires that I enter a password for 'root'... Here is the output:
>
> ----------8<----------
>
> suse:/media/hdc1/scripts # ./latestWindss
> Retrieving the latest and greatest Win/DSS version...
> /mnt/winnt/LatestAndGreatest/ 0 1024 517b 1534176 81152 81152 4096 0 0
> Authentication realm: <svn://suse:3690> WinDSS Repository
> Password for 'root':
>
> ----------8<----------
>
> Since cron is running these jobs as 'root', I guess that is why
> svnserve is requesting 'root's password...
>
> Is there anyway of automating this to not ask for a password? Or, is
> there a better way of doing this? All I want is a nightly snapshot of a
> respository... Any ideas?
>
> Regards,
>
> -Jeff
>
>
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>
How did you set up your winnt connection?? I'd guess it is something
that should have been configured / run through an smbclient connection?

My experience here is that you can embed the username/password into the
smbclient connection information. Then it should be a more persistent
connection. If you don't provide that as part of the smbclient
connection then if that other server restarts you would have to provide
that login information again because the Windows server doesn't know who
you are.

Regards,
Frank

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