[cvsnt] Re: Repository Backup

Gerhard Fiedler lists at connectionbrazil.com
Sat Aug 13 14:36:10 BST 2005

Antoine TYNEVEZ wrote:

>>> Just a simple question, Is it a good thing to save all the repository
>>> directory each time (with CVS admin files too) ? 
>>I'm not sure what alternative you have in mind, but this is what I do.
> Hi Gerhard, I was thinking about saving Java source file only.

In case you lose your disk, you want to set up the repository as it was. If
you have backed up everything under the repository root (including
specifically the CVSROOT directory with the admin files), it's a simple
matter of copying the complete repository backup to a new disk and pointing
a cvsnt installation to the restored repository. 

My CVSROOT directory is less than 2 MB, the rest of the repository is
several GB. 2 MB is not enough to waste any thoughts about backing it up or
not :)


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