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RE: Backup Repos on WIndows

From: Bicking, David (HHoldings, IT) <David.Bicking_at_thehartford.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2008 08:16:49 -0500

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tom Browder [mailto:tom.browder_at_gmail.com]
> I'm just setting up subversion on a Windows box and plan to
> have a backup of the repos on another disk. I have looked at
> the docs on mirroring, replication, etc., but wonder if I can
> use the Windows XP Backup utility.

> -Tom

I have a very basic backup process on our box until we get an official
server and support. It might work for you. I have a scheduled task
that shuts down the svnserve, defragments the disk, and dumps the
repository to a volume that is backed up nightly. I set it up to create
dumpfile names based on the date so I can go back to earlier backups if

I don't see any reason you can't use a regular backup utility on the
repository if you use FSFS. If you use BDB, shut down the server before
backup begins.

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