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Re: Is it a correct way of backup?

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-12-04 14:19:32 CET

On 12/4/05, Vijay Gill <vijay.s.gill@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I used to backup my repositories (all repositories under one base
> directory in my filesystem) by just tar + bzip on the base directory. Then I
> thought of trying another method. Dumping all the repositories using
> "svnadmin dump" into one directory and then tar + bzip on that directory. I
> was amazed that the size of tar.bz2 file in second case was about 65% of the
> tar.bz2 file I used to get in first case.
> My question to the svn gurus is, is my method correct? According my
> limited knowledge I see no problems.

Dumping is probably OK, but a slower recovery time. Copying the
repository I think will result in a faster recovery. If you want to
use the copy method, use svnadmin hotcopy to make a hotcopy of the
repository as opposed to just copying the files.

Your BZ2 filesizes don't surprise me. In the first example, you
compressed binary files, in the second you compressed plain text with
a *lot* of repeated characters in it.

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Received on Sun Dec 4 14:21:40 2005

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