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Re: SVN as incremental backup replacement

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2006d_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2006-12-21 20:59:51 CET

On Dec 21, 2006, at 13:52, Klavierspieler wrote:

> I would like to use SVN as an incremental, versioned backup
> replacement. In other words: I would like SVN to keep an exact copy
> of a given direcory.
>
> I have experimented a bit and found this working fine except for
> the following:
>
> * Each time I add a new file / directory, I have to explicitly add
> it to SVN.
>
> * I have to report all file / directory deletes to SVN, otherwise
> it refueses to commit.
>
> Now my question:
>
> Is there a way that SVN will _automatically_ add all new files and
> remove all deleted files from the repository without further
> intervention? Just a single command, and all changes are magically
> added, removed, and commited?

No. That's not how Subversion is meant to work.

http://subversion.tigris.org/faq.html#wc-change-detection

> I searched the documentation and mailing list without avail. Or am
> I just missing the obvious?

I would say that Subversion is not necessarily designed for this
scenario. I'd suggest using software designed to do backups.

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