Thursday, 20 November 2008

svn incremental backup

Just for archiving. I've got it from somewhere but i'm unable to find it. In order to create mirror repository of one already available somewhere follow these steps: $REPO = where you wan't to keep mirror (local path) $SOMEWHERE = where is your original repo
svnadmin create REPO
Add hook that will disallow of commit by anyone except svnsync fake user:
cat > REPO/hooks/pre-revprop-change

if [ "$USER" = "svnsync" ]; then exit 0; fi
echo "Only the svnsync user can change revprops" >&2
exit 1

chmod +x REPO/hooks/pre/revprop-change
Finally initialize mirror:
svnsync --username svnsync initialize file://`pwd`/REPO svn://SOMEWHERE
Now each invocation of:
svnsync sync file://$REPO
synchronizes mirror with master. Sample crontab:
* * * * *        sync-svn-repo $REPO
(which means run sync-svn-repo script with parameter $REPO on start of every minute) sync-svn-repo is simple shell script:
    echo "---- synchronizing at `date`"
    /usr/bin/svnsync sync file://$repo
    echo "---- finished: exitcode($?)"

) 2>&1 >> $repo/synch_log.log

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