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Re: Backup routine for Windows users

From: Andy Peters <devel_at_latke.net>
Date: 2006-10-25 01:39:21 CEST

On Oct 24, 2006, at 4:34 PM, Duncan Murdoch wrote:

> On 10/24/2006 6:44 PM, Andy Peters wrote:
>> On Oct 24, 2006, at 3:21 PM, Walden H. Leverich wrote:
>>> What are others doing to backup/restore multiple repositories in a
>>> windows environment?
>> I took a shell script that I wrote for my Mac mini server and
>> modified it so that it works under Cygwin. It first makes a
>> unique backup directory (based on the date and time the script
>> runs). Then it makes a hotcopy of the repo to that backup
>> directory. The backup directory is tarred and gzipped and
>> finally copied across the network to a share that's backed up to
>> tape. So the network share has a bunch of archived versions of
>> the entire repo. Every once in a while, I go through and delete
>> the really old backups.
>> I manually run the script every night before leaving the office,
>> as I haven't figured out how to start a Cygwin shell script from
>> Windows' Task Scheduler.
> I do it by running a batch file from the scheduler. The batch file
> is a modified version of the usual cygwin.bat that starts a cygwin
> window; the mod is to the line that actually starts cygwin, i.e.
> bash --login --init-file /etc/profile -x buildR.sh >f:\cygwin\home
> \murdoch\build.log 2>&1
> The backslashes are used because it's the Windows CMD interpreter
> that runs this line.

Ah, that's cool!



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