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Re: what are the hot copies for?

From: Stephen Connolly <stephen.alan.connolly_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 09:47:17 +0000

A hot copy is a full copy that's safer than just copying the
repository while commits are in progress... it will take less space
than a dump,load unless you use deltas for the dump...

We used to use it for incremental backups before we switched to svnsync.


delete last weeks copy of the repo
shift all the copies down by one
hotcopy repo to yesterdays copy

It allowed us to have a snapshot recovery position for everything upto
last night, so we would only loose at most one day...

Now we use post-commit hooks and svnsync so that we have an off-site
copy exactly up-to-date

2009/2/12 Justin Case <send_lotsa_spam_here_at_yahoo.com>:
> --- On Wed, 2/11/09, Andy Levy wrote:
>> > Or can I load a hot copy instead of a dump for
>> > restoring a repository? Probably not, but I'm really
>> > unsure what that hot copy can be useful for.
>> Depends on what you need the hotcopy for.
> Well, I suppose when the hotcopy was programmed by the SVN developers they had some compelling reason for doing it. I can't find in the documentation the use case, so again, what's in it for me?
> What I could use them for, I said it already: "for restoring a repository".
> Thanks,
> J
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