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Hot-backup.py and transactions problem

From: Gonzalez Diaz, Xoan <G2485_at_caixagalicia.es>
Date: Wed, 7 May 2008 13:08:23 +0200

Hi all,


I have Subversion 1.4.5 installed on a machine B with Windows XP, Apache
2.2 and ldap authentication.

I have a machine A with a folder containing the repositories
(C:\SVNRepositories) and a repository inside called RepositoryA.


I am testing (in machine A) possibilities of hot-backup.py but it seems
that something is wrong with my tests. Basically I am trying to do a
backup and restore a repository.


These are the steps that I am taking:


1. Execute, in a command prompt, the following command:


python hot-backup.py --archive-type=zip "C:\
SVNRepositories\RepositoryA" "D:\Backup SVN\temp"


The command is executed successfully and a file called
RepositorioA-4536.zip is created at D:\Backup SVN\temp


2. I rename C:\ SVNRepositories\RepositoryA to C:\


3. I extract the folder in RepositoryA -4536.zip and copy (Windows
copy) it in C:\SVNRepositories


4. I rename C:\ SVNRepositories\RepositoryA -4536 to C:\


5. If I try to add a file to a directory (with TortoiseSVN) in the
repository or make a commit appears the following error:


Can't create directory


El sistema no puede halla la ruta especificada


It means something like System could not find the given path


6. Looking at C:\SVNRepoositories\RepositoryA\db there is no
transactions directory, but it exists in


It seems permissions are the same in C:\SVNRepositories\RepositoryA.old
and C:\SVNRepositories\RepositoryA


What am I doing wrong?


 Is it normal that hot-backup don't backup transactions directory?


Thanks in advance,



Received on 2008-05-07 13:08:23 CEST

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