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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
> in case of HDD crashes, a single mirror is sufficient.

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,
> a point-in-time recovery is easily effected by
> `svn up -r N'.

That is application level (versioning), different from file level backup.

> The only potential problem is some quiet data corruption,
> which is why I ask: will `hotcopy' propagate data corruption
> or will it detect it via internal integrity checks and fail?

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.

Andreas
Received on 2019-08-24 13:04:18 CEST

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