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Re: Taking mirror Backup of SVN Repos through 3rd Party Software

From: Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name>
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 15:35:36 +0300

I'm going to say this even more clearly:

If you backup a repository by copying its files while a server is
running, the backup may be created corrupted.

http://subversion.apache.org/docs/release-notes/1.7#single-db (sic)

Erik Huelsmann wrote on Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 18:27:31 +0200:
> Hi Waseem,
>
> On Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 6:17 PM, Waseem Bokhari <
> waseem.bokhari_at_netsoltech.com> wrote:
>
> > Hi Guys!****
> >
> > We are using 3rd party software that take (Copy/Paste)
> > Backup of all databases of SVN on differential basis. *I have some
> > confusion.*****
> >
> > What's in all these **.txn folders (33740-q3q.txn, 1757-1d0.txn,
> > 33753-q43.txn)* Please guide ? Are they of any use? What is their
> > importance for Us? Could they be ignored or excluded?****
> >
> > For some reason new set of files that are being dropped into these folders
> > and they happen to be Alternate data streams, and which we do not seem to be
> > able to pseudo mirror.****
> >
> > Thanks in
> >
>
> The only safe way to run a backup of a Subversion repository is to use the
> 'svnadmin hotcopy' functionality or equivalent functionality in other
> Subversion clients.
>
> With kind regards,
>
>
> Erik.
Received on 2011-06-30 14:36:20 CEST

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