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Re: SVN as incremental backup replacement

From: Klavierspieler <klavier-spieler_at_gmx.de>
Date: 2006-12-21 21:16:53 CET

Ryan Schmidt wrote:

>>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

Thanks for the link. I understand that SVN is not meant to work this way, but if I would still like to work it this way just for me, how could I do so? Or is it just impossible?

>>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.

I have searched for an incrementatl, versioned delta backup software (Win32), but found none. I do not need advanced features like ownership, locked-files backup and all that, just small, compact, versioned delta storage to keep old and new versions of changes for the years to come. Suggestions?

The beauty of SVN is that you can tell it exactly which files to import in the first place. It keeps versions, and it stores deltas only. Unfortunately it does just not update file structure changes, at least not without heavy user intervention. Or does it, and if so, how?

Regards,

Ralf

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