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RE: Full & incrmental dumps

From: Fouts Christopher (QNA RTP PT PREV) <Chris.Fouts_at_qimonda.com>
Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 22:32:27 +0200

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Blair Zajac [mailto:blair_at_orcaware.com]
>Sent: Monday, May 19, 2008 4:18 PM
>To: Fouts Christopher (QNA RTP PT PREV)
>Cc: users_at_subversion.tigris.org
>Subject: Re: Full & incrmental dumps
>Fouts Christopher (QNA RTP PT PREV) wrote:
>> I read the manual but still have a fundamental question.
>> Essentially I want to create a full dump on a Monday night, but only
>> incremental dumps Tue-Fri nights.
>> I run a cron job to say fully-backup my repos on a Monday night with
>> > svnadmin dump //repos > dumpfile-full.date
>> Now if I want to do incremental backups for Tues-Fri, will I
>then just
>> run a cron job (Tue-Fri) that will do this?
>> > svnadmin dump -incremental //repos > dumpfile-incr.date
>It would be better to do incremental backups after each commit
>and a full backup on Monday nights. Then have a cron that
>removes incrementals that are older than say, two weeks. The
>incremental command in this case will just backup the commit
>that happened.

Makes sense. So in my post-commit hook script, how can I name the
incremental dump files automtically, since I obviously will have
lots of these, per commit as you suggest.

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