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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 18:39:12 +0200


> > A hobbyist approach this this has lead to many instances
> > of data loss in serious applications.
> While planning a backup strategy, one must consider the
> possible malfunctions and ways to counteract them. How was
> the data lost in the cases you describe?

Literally any situation where the undesired change to be recovered from happened before this last and single copy was taken.

> Dumps are very slow. `svnadmin verify' emulates a dump. Is
> it equally slow?

Pretty much, yes. But at backup time you don't care about that. And the recommendations against the dump format for a backup is the fact that the dump/load cycle is much slower, emphasis on the load part.

> Is it practical to call it daily with a
> several Gb, several thousand-revision repository?

To verify a successful backup, yes. Again, you don't need to care about how long the backup takes. Only about it's consistency and the time to restore in a restore event.

Good luck,
Received on 2019-08-24 18:39:27 CEST

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