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Re: how to backup repository with all history?

From: Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2015 22:54:14 -0500

On Mon, Feb 9, 2015 at 9:44 PM, James <oldyoungguy88_at_yahoo.com> wrote:
> I read there are at least three ways to do backup:
> 1. hotcopy;
> 2. dump;
> 3. incremental backup;
> I am just wondering are them all have the history included? If I restore any
> of them, I will get everything, including the history or previous revisions,
> back?

In theory, yes. In practice..... there are some operations, such as
dumping and reloading with large binaries or sensitive data excluded,
that are designed to *alter* history and clear undesired material This
can cause oddness if you have a linked slave, which is yet another way
to do backup. There are also operations that will, once a history is
corrupted, merely replicate the corrupted history. And remember that
the deprecated Berkeley DB logs from older Subversion environments are
not cross-platrofm compatible, so bringing those to another host can
cause trouble.
Received on 2015-02-10 04:55:30 CET

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