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Re: Creating and Verifying a Reliable backup

From: Doug Robinson <doug.robinson_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2016 16:00:32 -0400

At least one problem with "svnsync" is that it, by design, does not
propagate the locks. So a sync'd repo cannot replace the sync'd-from
repository without losing all of the locks.

On Thu, Jun 2, 2016 at 9:28 AM, Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name>

> Michael Schwager wrote on Wed, Jun 01, 2016 at 09:58:18 -0500:
> > We are very paranoid about our Subversion repo, notwithstanding the fact
> > that the previous sysadmin didn't back it up. But that's another story.
> Now
> > I'm here at my job, I've inherited the repo admin duties, and I want to
> > back it up reliably. If we lose it, we're all out of work.
> >
> > My question is: How do I back it up reliably,
> I would recommend svnsync. It should be more robust than 'hotcopy' due
> to the way they are implemented: 'svnsync' wraps 'log' and 'commit'
> while 'hotcopy' is implemented by a dedicated codepath which bypasses
> the usual filesystem-internal reading/writing APIs.
> Cheers,
> Daniel

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