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Re: Keeping backups in Subversion

From: Radomir Zoltowski <radomir.zoltowski_at_s3group.com>
Date: Thu, 06 Aug 2009 17:13:56 +0100

Jan Seeger wrote:
> Greetings!
> I don't know if this has come up before, but I am looking for a
> possibility to pack backups into a subversion repository. I'm thinking
> like this:
> rsync from remote to local host
> checkin into subversion repository
> The only problem here is how to delete files that have been deleted on
> the remote host. How would I go about detecting missing files and
> removing them from the working copy?
> Best regards,
> Jan Seeger
> rsync -avz -e SSH --delete-after --cvs-exclude

or other options and combinations. I am just guessing here!

Read man on *rsync* for more. This won't however guarantee that your
working copy will be anyhow usable.

I think of that you should actually ask youself, whether you want backup
or archive? Backup usually does not need versioning, it's ok to have
just one immediate copy aside. Archive however does keep full history,
but I kind of doubt that Subversion is a good software to maintain any
archive in particular.

What is your goal and what are the sets you'd like to have backed
up/archived? Have you ever considered full vs incremental backups,
schedules or any appropriate software for the job?


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