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From Nico Kadel-Garcia <>
Subject Re: how to backup repository with all history?
Date Tue, 10 Feb 2015 03:54:14 GMT
On Mon, Feb 9, 2015 at 9:44 PM, James <> wrote:
> I read there are at least three ways to do backup:
> 1. hotcopy;
> 2. dump;
> 3. incremental backup;
> I am just wondering are them all have the history included? If I restore any
> of them, I will get everything, including the history or previous revisions,
> back?

In theory, yes. In practice..... there are some operations, such as
dumping and reloading with large binaries or sensitive data excluded,
that are designed to *alter* history and clear undesired material This
can cause oddness if you have a linked slave, which is yet another way
to do backup. There are also operations that will, once a history is
corrupted, merely replicate the corrupted history. And remember that
the deprecated Berkeley DB logs from older Subversion environments are
not cross-platrofm compatible, so bringing those to another host can
cause trouble.

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