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From Daniel Shahaf <...@daniel.shahaf.name>
Subject Re: Creating and Verifying a Reliable backup
Date Thu, 02 Jun 2016 13:28:34 GMT
Michael Schwager wrote on Wed, Jun 01, 2016 at 09:58:18 -0500:
> We are very paranoid about our Subversion repo, notwithstanding the fact
> that the previous sysadmin didn't back it up. But that's another story. Now
> I'm here at my job, I've inherited the repo admin duties, and I want to
> back it up reliably. If we lose it, we're all out of work.
> 
> My question is: How do I back it up reliably,

I would recommend svnsync.  It should be more robust than 'hotcopy' due
to the way they are implemented: 'svnsync' wraps 'log' and 'commit'
while 'hotcopy' is implemented by a dedicated codepath which bypasses
the usual filesystem-internal reading/writing APIs.

Cheers,

Daniel

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