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Re: Backing up with tar | gzip instead of svnadmin dump

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2008 08:38:24 -0400

On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 8:27 AM, Eric <spamsink_at_scoot.netis.com> wrote:
> Any particular reason I can't back up a respository by making a gzip'ed
> tarball rather than using svnadmin dump?

I presume you mean after performing a hotcopy?

I think this will only work reliably if you restore your repository to
an identical OS, CPU architecture, and identical versions of all
libraries SVN uses. The dumpfile is designed to allow you to migrate
between versions & architectures safely & cleanly.

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Received on 2008-06-24 14:38:43 CEST

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