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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.


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