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backing up repos

From: Hanback, Phillip <Phillip.Hanback_at_avocent.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2009 13:58:33 -0500

I am a Network Admin newly responsible for several subversion
repositories. I have a question about backups. Several of my
repositories are mirrored using svn sync in other geographical locations
and then the machines are also backed up to tape. I believe this will be
sufficient to recover from a disaster if necessary. Please correct me if
I'm wrong about that. I do have a few repos which I don't believe are
being mirrored elsewhere and are just being backed up to tape. The whole
machine that is. I don't believe that the hot backups feature is being
implemented here nor the repository dump prior to said backups. Is a
full backup of a machine, windows or Linux, sufficient to recover if I
have a hard drive failure? Or should I be doing hotbackups via svn
hotback and then backing that up to tape? I believe most if not all of
the repositories are using the FSFS for the database backend. Thank you
for any response.




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