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General svnsync question

From: Adrian Marsh <Adrian.Marsh_at_ubiquisys.com>
Date: 2007-08-18 20:31:50 CEST


As I fight svnsync (see other posts), I thought I'd better check that
I'm actually going the right way about things to create a backup of all
my SVN repo's.

I used to use SMB mounts, and hotcopy the repos from one machine (linux)
to a backup machine (w3k, with tape backup).

As our repos have grown larger and larger, the time taken to run has
increased to around 8 hours+, and of course I have to remove the backup
first, then run hotcopy again, recreating everything, increasing my tape
backups unnecessarily.

So I now use svnsync to create backups. I do this with a script

I use "svn info" to dump a copy of the "info" from the original repos to
a text file.
I do this, because as I understand it, I'll need the UUID to restore the
original system.

What I don't know though - is how I'd actually go about actually
restoring the original database (if needed). Would I just copy the
files over, and then update the UUID somehow?

There are various variables, as the script is iterated for multiple
Repos. But basically:

- Check for local repos, if not there then create the dir, then the
local repos, then init it to svnsync, then sync it. Scripts are put in
a Scheduled Task.

if exist %DIR%\%SERV%\%THISREPO%\*.* goto update

echo %DATE% %TIME% Creating local %THISREPO%
mkdir %DIR%\%SERV%
cd /D %DIR%\%SERV%
svnadmin create %THISREPO%
svn info %newurl%/%THISREPO% > svninfo_%THISREPO%.txt
copy %hook% %DIR%\%SERV%\%THISREPO%\hooks
svnsync init file:///%DIRunix%/%SERV%/%THISREPO% %newurl%/%THISREPO% >>
%LOGDIR%\%SERV%\log_%THISREPO%.log 2>&1
echo %DATE% %TIME% Initial %THISREPO% init: %ERRORLEVEL% >>

echo %DATE% %TIME% Start >>%LOGDIR%\%SERV%\log_%THISREPO%.log

svnsync sync file:///%DIRunix%/%SERV%/%THISREPO% >>
%LOGDIR%\%SERV%\log_%THISREPO%.log 2>&1

echo %DATE% %TIME% Stop >>%LOGDIR%\%SERV%\log_%THISREPO%.log

rem pause

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