Redmine Subversion and FSFS

Added by Tom A almost 9 years ago

Hi,

i wanted to back up my subversion and be able to do block level internet backups on my files, but it is not possible when subversion uses the BDB. (each dump is created as totally different bits, and i can never do a decent block level backup).

I was wondering if i convert subversion to FSFS will redmine have any problem reading from svn, and if not, if i could make redmine manage new svn repos (and create them) with FSFS.

Thanks.

Replies (5)

RE: Redmine Subversion and FSFS - Added by Eric Davis almost 9 years ago

I've always created my svn repositories using fsfs. Redmine shouldn't have any problems reading them since it using the svn program and doesn't scan the repository directly.

Eric

RE: Redmine Subversion and FSFS - Added by Tom A almost 9 years ago

Thanks Eric, i figured it may not break it.

Since i'm letting redmine manage my repos, i'm sure there is a way to make it create my svn repos with fsfs from now on... don't you think?

RE: Redmine Subversion and FSFS - Added by Karl Heinz Marbaise almost 9 years ago

Hi there,

since 1.2 of Subversion the creation default is to use FSFS backend instead of BDB...and on the other hand the client does not know anything about the used storage backend...

BTW: Why are you doing your backup on a dump file base? May be a replication via hotcopy or using FSFS backup would be a better solution...

Kind regards
Karl Heinz Marbaise

RE: Redmine Subversion and FSFS - Added by Tom A almost 9 years ago

Thanks Karl,

I feared this might be the case. This basically means that i can't use an online backup system like mozy to do block level backups (when only the changed bits are transfered). Every time i do a hotcopy backup or even a dump the file that is created is too different from its first version and the file is transfered all over again.

Now i havn't yet tried FSFS backup.

will you elaborate on the positives of it over dump, or hotcopy?

Cheers

RE: Redmine Subversion and FSFS - Added by Karl Heinz Marbaise almost 9 years ago

Hi,

but you might try using the --incremental option in relationship with -r RevFrom:RevTo to backup only the changes from Revision RevFrom to Revision RevTo....that might reduce the size of your backup....but have to memorize the RevTo after each run....

Maybe you can check rsync that should work with dump files as well....

Kind regards
Karl Heinz Marbaise

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