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From Andy Levy <>
Subject Re: Reduce size of repository for backup
Date Wed, 02 Feb 2011 20:47:02 GMT
On Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 15:14, Daniel Andersson
<> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I deleted a bunch of large files from our repository yesterday that was not
> meant to be stored there. But these are still of course in the SVN history.
> I wish to do a backup each night and today I use svnadmin hotcopy for that,
> and rsync that hotcopy to an off-site server. I chose hotcopy since it will
> not cause any problems with anyone using the repository at the same time.
> Is it possible to delete specific large files from the history? Or do I have
> to dump and then delete the history all together?

> Or could I do some kind of incremental backup instead and only a full
> hotcopy backup each Sunday?

As long as your incremental backups result in a usable repository when
it's all restored, that can be done. svnadmin dump --incremental I
think is what you'll need, there's no "incremental" hotcopy that I'm
aware of.

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