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Re: Backing up repository

From: Roel Schroeven <rschroev_nospam_ml_at_fastmail.fm>
Date: 2006-06-14 20:57:20 CEST

Roger Lipscombe schreef:
> Hi,
> Currently, we’re using hot-backup.py on Windows to snapshot our
> repository before backing it up. Two questions:
> 2. Do I need to use it at all? Can I backup a FSFS repository while
> it’s being used? Could we just stop Apache while the backup job’s
> running, and restart it again in the morning?

I thought the recommended way to backup the repository is with svnadmin
hotcopy. That's what hot-backup.py uses internally too.

A disadvantage of that approach is that file modification times are
different each time, even for files that haven't changed. That means
that dirvish (which I use for remote backups) creates new files instead
of hard linking to the existing file.

If I have been able to see further, it was only because I stood
on the shoulders of giants.  -- Isaac Newton
Roel Schroeven
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Received on Wed Jun 14 20:59:47 2006

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