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Re: hotcopy --incremental auto-upgrade Re: Backup strategy sanity check

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2013 08:36:42 -0500

On Sat, Aug 10, 2013 at 5:25 PM, Daniel Shahaf <danielsh_at_elego.de> wrote:
>> It would have been nice if --incremental would automatically upgrade the
>> target repository (and fallback to a full backup) if the versions
>> mismatch.
> Hmm. Interesting idea, but replacing failure modes with automagical
> behaviour is generally looked at with skepticism (is this error _really_
> always safe to not tell the admin about?). For the sake of argument,
> why shouldn't admins who want this behaviour opt-in to it by having
> their scripts do
> svnadmin upgrade $dest
> svnadmin hotcopy --incremental $src $dest
> ? (Note that 'upgrade' is idempotent, and will exit without error for
> already-most-recent-format repositories.)

Which case is worse for an unattended script? Leaving you with no
backups or one that needs a newer program to be able to use? And
which case might an early user of subversion have been trained to

   Les Mikesell
Received on 2013-08-12 15:37:17 CEST

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