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RE: backing up fsfs repo

From: Erik Hemdal <erik_at_comprehensivepower.com>
Date: 2006-07-05 14:57:11 CEST

On Wednesday 05 July 2006 12:16, spock@dwinner.net wrote:
> 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've found that svnadmin dump does the job of backing up repositories just
fine;
I've had to rely on dumps to undo some changes I wanted to ignore and also
to move
repositories between machines. This works quickly and flawlessly.

Using dumpfiles gives me more flexibility than a simple tar would, and it
was easy to automate backups using dumpfiles.

I did discover, though, that svnadmin dump does not seem to backup the conf
files, nor any of my hook scripts. I don't know if this is because the dump
ignores them or if I am doing something wrong with svnadmin dump.

If there is a known and accepted way of backing these up, I would appreciate
a pointer.

Erik

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