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backing up fsfs repo

From: <spock_at_dwinner.net>
Date: 2006-07-05 12:16:46 CEST

Can anybody tell me what the implications of just doing a normal backup
(unix dump or tar of flat file structure) of an fsfs repo might be? Is it
safe, or should I still be using "svnadmin dump"? I did some testing, and it
seemed to me that I could take a repo, rename it, move it, copy it, make a
tarball out of it, delete it, then restore it from tarball, and it seemed
safe and still functional in every case. But I don't want any nasty
surprises, so if anybody knows of a reason this is not a good idea, please
let me know.
I know you can't get away with this with a berkley repo, but it seems to me
that fsfs might be similar treatment as I did with a cvs repo, where I could
just tar up the whole cvs root and rely on that as my backup.
Thanks for any info,
Received on Wed Jul 5 12:18:18 2006

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