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From Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2...@ryandesign.com>
Subject Re: Problem with "svn export"
Date Thu, 09 Jul 2015 14:16:49 GMT

On Jul 9, 2015, at 5:08 AM, Sandeep Kamath wrote:
> 
> On Thu, Jul 9, 2015 at 10:50 AM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> 
>> On Jul 9, 2015, at 12:12 AM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> 
>> > On Jul 8, 2015, at 9:56 PM, Sandeep Kamath wrote:
>> >
>> >> We have got 30+ projects in our windows 2008 server and every day we are
taking the backup of it. We are using "svn export" command to do so using python script.
>> >> "Svn export" is failing for some projects forcing the apache to restart.
Out of 30 projects, one or the other will have incomplete data due to this issue.
>> >>
>> >> Note that project which is failing is not the same always.
>> >>
>> >> Server: Windows 2008
>> >> apache 2.2
>> >> subversion 1.6.12
>> >
>> > Could you show us the exact error message you get?
>> >
>> > Note that "svn export" is *not* a backup method. It only gets you a copy of
the latest version of the code, but not any of the history. To back up the history, use "svnadmin
dump" or "svnadmin hotcopy" or "svnsync".
>> 
>> Also, please try a newer version of Subversion. The latest version of Subversion
1.6 is 1.6.23, however Subversion versions earlier than 1.7 are no longer supported, so consider
upgrading to 1.7.20 or 1.8.13.
>> 
>> http://subversion.apache.org/docs/release-notes/1.8#svn-1.6-deprecation
> 
> Thanks Ryan for your input.
> 
> Yes I agree with SVN dump.But We are also using svn export to get the latest version
of the code which is considered as the first level of backup as part of our process.
> 
> This is the info i got from apache error log
>  
> This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.
> Please contact the application's support team for more information.
> [Tue Jun 23 06:45:48 2015] [notice] Parent: child process exited with status 255 -- Restarting.

Don't forget to Reply All so the discussion stays on the mailing list.

It looks like Apache crashed, but I don't know why or how to get more information; I'm not
familiar with Windows. Maybe someone else on the list knows more.


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