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Re: SVN as incremental backup replacement

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-12-21 23:54:24 CET

Yes, that's a possibility. Another option, though it's still very
early in development, may be http://fsvs.tigris.org/

On 12/21/06, Matt Sickler <crazyfordynamite@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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