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Re: Initial load of data into an svn repository. How to keep the date?

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-08-29 14:27:01 CEST

On 8/29/07, Dave Pawson <dave.pawson@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 29/08/2007, Andy Levy <andy.levy@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > I doubt I'm the only one using svn for backups. Perhaps I could put it
> > > in as a feature request (option perhaps?)
> >
> > But Subversion isn't a backup tool.
>
> It is for me?
> I use it for software development (Sourceforge project)
> and backup at home.
> Except for this date feature it operates exceptionally well.
>
> With Tortoise svn my non geek wife uses it quite happily
> to back up here client data. Great tool.

No, you're using Subversion to make additional copies of things -
xcopy.exe and the like are also "backup tools" in this regard. A
backup tool has different features & requirements.

> >
> > There was a set of patches (not part of the official project) that
> > adds what you're asking for, but I don't know if it's kept pace with
> > Subversion itself.
>
> Unless its really going to mess with the core code, perhaps
> this feature could be added as an optional use?

That's up to the SVN devs. If you really want the feature, fund its
development. Also, keep an eye on
http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=1256

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