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Re: My Backup Script

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2011 19:46:24 -0500

On 7/26/11 5:14 PM, Andy Canfield wrote:
> I shy away from svnsync right now because it requires me to get TWO of these
> Subversion systems running. At present I am almost able to get one running. Almost.

You don't need a 2nd server. Svnsync is a client to both repos, but the side it
is writing can use file:/// access to avoid the need to have another server.

> Suppose we do a backup every night at midnight, copying it to a safe place. And
> suppose that the server dies at 8PM Tuesday evening. Then all submits that
> occurred on Tuesday have been lost. Presumably we'd find out about this on
> Wednesday.
> But a working copy is a valid working copy until you delete it. Assuming that
> the working copies still exist, all we need to do is
> * Restore the working SVNParent repository collection on a replacement computer.
> * Have everyone 'svn commit' from their working copies.
> * Unscramble the merge problems, which should be few.

But you can't do this if the WC was updated past the rev of your restored repo.
  Or if you have a different uuid.

   Les Mikesell
Received on 2011-07-27 02:47:01 CEST

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