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Re: Backup best practices?

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2006q2_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2006-05-17 17:42:26 CEST

On May 17, 2006, at 16:46, Grant Rettke wrote:

> We are running svn 1.3.1 on Windows XP Pro. We keep the server
> running all the time. For backup, we do a hotcopy and then dump
> that hotcopy to a file, and the compress the dump file. Based on
> what we have read in the documentation, this seems to be the safest
> approach.
> Is this the best way to do it?

I'd recommend using svnadmin dump in a post-commit hook, to dump each
revision as it happens, possibly in addition to the hotcopy you're
already doing. See this recent mail:


"The net result is that now I have a post-commit hook which dumps and
backups a revision as soon as it is committed. I believe that any
other backup strategy for a SVN server (say, hotcopy once a day) is
basically useless."

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