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From Anton Shepelev <anton....@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Questions about a script for regular backups
Date Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:38:37 GMT
Mark Phippard:

>My first choice option would be to setup a repository on a
>second server and use svnsync from a post-commit hook
>script to sync the change.  After that, I would use
>svnadmin hotcopy with the new --incremental option (as of
>1.8?).  Dump is not a great choice for backups.

Thank you, but I should prefer a traditional backup
approach.  You and other posters say that dumps are poor
choice, so I shall backup incremental hot copies.  But the
question remains that I have asked already in another reply:
are hot-copies a reliable means of long-term storage.
Cannot they become obsolete when a new version of SVN comes
out?  Are they portable across operating systems and
filesystems? (I fear not)

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