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RE: Re: Backup a repository

From: Erik Hemdal <erik_at_comprehensivepower.com>
Date: 2007-04-19 18:51:26 CEST

>
> Guys,
>
> Thank you to all of you for your answers. I realised I wasn't
> clear in my questions.
>
> 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.
>

Do you have the option of creating dump files yourself, and leaving them
somewhere in the filesystem where the Big Guy's tar can pick them up? You
might also be tar-ing up the repository (as has been said, this can be
unreliable) but you'll also have the dump. In the event of a failure, let
the Big Guy restore from tar, then you go ahead and svnadmin load ... to
rebuild the repository from your dump.

> 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.

I'd be quite surprised if this worked, and I'd definitely be interested in
knowing how you did it if this is what you are intending. Were I in your
shoes, I would most certainly test this before making it my backup plan and
then I would periodically retest to make sure I knew how to do it and that
it still worked.

Erik

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