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Re: Backup a repository

From: Mark W. Shead <mwshead_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-04-19 17:52:49 CEST

On Apr 19, 2007, at 10:15 AM, Giulio Troccoli wrote:

> I am not looking for a different method to back up my repository. I
> know
> that what we are doing at the moment is not what we should do, but I
> cannot do anything about it right now. Maybe, if I can "prove" that
> something is wrong they will agree to change the process.

What you have described is the equivalent of someone asking how to
safely use a match to check the level of gasoline in their
automobile. Most people are wise enough to be unwilling to speculate
about a "safe" way to do it.

Obviously it depends on how important your data is, but the best way
I know to lose data in a source control system is to decide to
decide not to follow the recommended backup procedure.
> If you guys could tell me that I cannot simply tar a repository on a
> Linux server and untar it on a Windows machine and expecting it to
> work
> because of this and that, that I can go to the Big Guy and say,
> look we
> can't do it this way, let's use the dump/load.

What people are saying is that you are taking a high risk of data
lose. It might work sometimes, but you should not expect it to work
all the time.


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