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Re: How can I add a number of files scattered over the directory tree?

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-10-27 19:28:17 CEST

On Fri, 2006-10-27 at 09:38 -0400, Thomas Harold wrote:

> Putting /etc under version control is what finally got me comfortable
> enough with SVN to start our migration away from SOS/VSS. Originally, I
> just created a local repository on the same machine to hold the
> information, but now we have a central SVN server running in a Xen DomU.

Has anyone come up with a scheme to treat /etc from a set of similar
machines as branches? I've always thought it would be nice to be
able to see a history of diffs among a set of machine configurations
and perhaps pull changes from one to another but could never figure
out how to get it started. Another nice touch would be to push
the package database used by rpm/apt-get, etc. into a subversion
repository so you could easily duplicate program installations
across machines with exactly matching versions.

> I'm currently working on getting our remote web servers (at a data
> center) to transmit their web/ftp log files to the central SVN server
> over ssh. Since SVN is so efficient over the wire, I'm thinking that
> I'm going to schedule a job every few hours (maybe as often as every
> hour) that will do the add/commit. Basically using SVN as a fancy
> rsync, but with full history and the source machine can't cover its tracks.

If you are just using it for backups and history, you might look
at backuppc. It can use rsync as the tranport, compresses the
files, and uses hardlinks to compress all duplicates into one
copy so you can keep a long history online.

  Les Mikesell
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