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Re: SVN as incremental backup replacement

From: Matt Sickler <crazyfordynamite_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-12-21 22:31:49 CET

perhaps the DAV autoversioning feature would be appropriate here?

On 12/21/06, Klavierspieler <klavier-spieler@gmx.de> wrote:
> At 21:19 21.12.2006, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> >Please use "Reply To All" to reply also to the list, not just to me.
> >More comments below:
> Just done, thanks!
> >On Dec 21, 2006, at 14:11, Klavierspieler wrote:
> >
> >>Hello Ryan Schmidt,
> >>
> >>>>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?
> >
> >Subversion does not do what you want. To do what you want, you'd have
> >to write a script to parse the output of "svn info" on your working
> >copy, issue the appropriate "svn add" and "svn delete" commands, and
> >then "svn commit" it all, and you would then use this script instead
> >of running "svn commit" manually. I'm not aware if anyone has written
> >any such script already.
> This leaves nothing but hope ...
> Thanks for the clear answer,
> Ralf
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