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From Andreas Stieger <>
Subject Re: Easiest way to backup SVN repositories?
Date Tue, 20 Apr 2021 17:08:35 GMT

On 4/20/21 6:48 PM, scotrod wrote:
> I wanted to ask which is the fastest and painless way to backup a SVN
> repos without stopping the service.
> I've heard that people on the Internet do it using rsync, but I am not
> familiar yet with using this tool.

Rsync is only suitable if you take specific extra measures on the
repository (locking, hotcopy)

Start reading here:

Also note (as a general statement) that an rsync copy is just a copy,
not a backup. A backup is something where you can not only restore one
snapshot but all past states. Also something that is tested to work in
the reverse.


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