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From Andy Levy <>
Subject Re: MySQL changes into svn
Date Mon, 28 Feb 2011 20:20:49 GMT
On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 14:35, Bogdan Cristea <> wrote:
> On Monday 28 February 2011 20:31:22 Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> On Feb 28, 2011, at 13:27, Cecil Westerhof wrote:
>> > I am just asked if it is possible to put the changes of MySQL
>> > databases in svn. I could of-course export the table definitions and
>> > store those in svn. I was just wondering if there is a better way?
>> If you're looking for something automated, that's probably a pretty
>> complicated topic.
>> Whenever I change my MySQL database, I do then manually run a script that
>> saves the schema to a file, then I commit that file to my Subversion
>> repository. I try to limit myself to one database change at a time, so
>> that I can write reasonable commit messages.
> I am wondering the same thing, how to automate database backup. There is a
> tool in Linux for automatic database backup, but it seems quite buggy. I have
> been able to backup my databases using a bash script and a pre commit hook
> could be the next thing to do, but still no automation there.

Subversion is not a backup system.

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