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Backing up and restoring locks - Was: Svnadmin dump / load looses lock information

From: Thompson, Graeme (AELE) <Graeme.Thompson_at_smiths-aerospace.com>
Date: 2007-04-20 12:32:17 CEST

Thanks Ryan,

Does anyone know how to backup and restore the locks information when
using svnadmin dump?

The hooks and conf can be easily done as they are in an obvious location
and are simple text files....



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ryan Schmidt [mailto:subversion-2007b@ryandesign.com]
> Sent: 20 April 2007 09:45
> To: Thompson, Graeme (AELE)
> Cc: users@subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: Re: Svnadmin dump / load looses lock information
> On Apr 20, 2007, at 03:33, Thompson, Graeme (AELE) wrote:
> >>> I have noticed that when a repository is dumped using
> svnadmin dump
> >>> and them loaded into a fresh repository using svnadmin
> load it lost
> >>> all of the locking information.
> >>
> >> [snip]
> >>
> >>> Is there anyhting that I am missing here?
> >>
> >> Yeah, you're missing the lock information. :-) Sorry, I couldn't
> >> resist.
> >>
> >> As far as I know, the lock information simply does not get
> included
> >> in the dumpfile, and I don't know of another way to preserve it
> >> across dump/load cycles.
> >
> > Does anyone know whether this is a design feature or is this a bug
> > with the dump system?
> >
> > I would have expected that any repository restored from a
> dump to be
> > functionally identical to the original repository (after all it is
> > intended to be a backup system to recover from server failures)
> I think it was a conscious decision to only include revision
> data in dumps. Other data, such as information about locks
> and the contents of the hooks and conf directories, is not
> included. Backing up hooks and conf in other ways is easy.
> I'm not sure how to back up lock data; I don't use locks myself.

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