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Dealing with backups – some questions

From: Sandy Pérez <sperezgonza_at_yahoo.es>
Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2009 19:35:46 +0200


I've been using Subversion for some time. However, up to now, I did my
backups manually using the 'svnadmin dump' and 'svnadmin hotcopy'
commands. Recently, I decided to automate this process. So, I tried to
use the hot-backup.py script included in Subversion. However, I
realized that if I use the option --archive-type=zip, the created
archive does not include empty folders from the repository. I don’t
know if this is a big problem or not, but then I tried to solve this
problem using some workaround and writing a new version of the script.
Finally, I wrote a new version which can create zip files including
empty folders and solves the race known as 'svnlook youngest' in
http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=1567. I also
extended the script to deal with incremental backups using the command
'svnadmin dump'. That is, the script can manage full and incremental
backups. I'm writing because this script saves me some time and I'd
like to share it with the community, furthermore, any feedback will be
welcome XD. Can I donate the script to the community? How? Is there
any documentation about it? The script is based on hot-copy.py script
modifying some code to solve some known issues and adding new code to
deal with incremental backups. Is this allowed by the hot-copy.py's
license? Thanks in advance.

Best Regards,


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