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RE: Subversion Backup

From: Gavin Lambert <gavinl_at_compacsort.com>
Date: 2006-11-06 22:27:47 CET

Quoth Abha Shrimal <mailto:abha_shrimal@rediffmail.com>:
> How can we decide on the frequency of backing up Subversion
> repository. Whether it should be on hourly basis or daily or weekly
> or monthly ? Please help me on deciding the the frequency of taking
> backup of Subversion repository so that even if the subversion server
> goes down we can restore the same from the backup without much loss
> of data and everything is safe and sound as before.

That depends entirely on the frequency of committing that you do, and
how much data you're willing to lose/reconstruct.

If you only commit weekly, then backing up more frequently than that
isn't going to do you any good. If you commit hourly, but only back up
weekly, then you have to be prepared to recreate everything you've done
that week if you have to restore the backup. It's a balancing act,
which only you can decide on.

Having said that, I don't think backing up monthly is a good idea,
unless you really do only seldom make changes. Not too many people can
remember everything they've done in the last month of work :)

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