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Re[2]: Backup best practices?

From: Fernando P. Nájera Cano <subversion_tigris_org_at_fernandonajera.com>
Date: 2006-05-21 23:17:40 CEST

Sorry, I press Reply and sent this to Ryan Schmidt only instead the



I'm quite interested in this thread. I've had some troubles recently
<http://svn.haxx.se/users/archive-2006-04/1014.shtml> and nobody has
answered yet, so now I feel my only hope is in the backups (and hope
to replace Windows with *nix as Subversion OS...)

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

RS> http://svn.haxx.se/users/archive-2006-05/0509.shtml

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

I understand the email referenced above, and I'm now worried about my
hourly hotcopy, nigthly (put the hotcopied repo offline and zip it up)
and weekly (put the main repo offline and zip it up). Just a question
here, where do you dump each revision to? Email? Another dir in the

Best regards,

Fernando Nájera

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