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svnadmin pack vs hotcopy --incremental

From: Myron A. Semack <msemack_at_rtd.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2014 15:17:06 -0400

I have an FSFS repository that is backed up nightly with svnadmin hotcopy --incremental. It has just crossed the 80000 revisions mark, and it has never been packed. I would like to run svnadmin pack on this repo.

After I run svandmin pack, will the incremental hotcopy still work? Will the hotcopy mirror the packing in the backup copy of the repo? Or do I need to do a full hotcopy after packing the live repo?

If I schedule svnadmin pack to happen at regular intervals (e.g. weekly), how should I change my nightly backup strategy?

I just want to make sure I do this right so I don't corrupt anything.

For reference, this is a Windows server, running SVN 1.8.8, and the repo is at FSFS version 5.


Myron A. Semack
Received on 2014-08-01 21:17:38 CEST

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