Re: Questions about a script for regular backups
From: Andreas Stieger <Andreas.Stieger_at_gmx.de>
Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2019 13:04:10 +0200
> No, it depends on one's purpose. If it is to keep the data
A hobbyist approach this this has lead to many instances of data loss in serious applications.
> again, since an SVN repository maintains its whole history,
That is application level (versioning), different from file level backup.
> The only potential problem is some quiet data corruption,
Your concern about silent data corruption is not consistent with your "a copy is a backup" statement. Why would you care about one while accepting the other? That being said, hotcopy will copy corruptions that may have happened, even if in the incremental case will only do so when first processed. svnadmin verify is suitable for an integrity check.
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