CentOS 5.3 subversion 1.4.2
I am looking for a strategy to backup our subversion repositories. We have about 30 repositories in a directory like this:
repos/ /DEVS /reps1 /reps2 /WEB /reps3 /reps4 /reps5 TOOLS/ LIBS/ /reps6 /reps7 LOGS/ /reps8
Our requirement is to do daily backups running at 12am.
However, I am not sure about the subversion repositories in order to set things up for rsync.
Do I need to do a hotcopy or svn dump, syn sync, etc? Or do I just copy the repositories as they are?
I have never used rsync before so we will be backing up our repositories to a remote server. Do I need rsync daemon running on both machines?
Can rsync recursively backup all the repositories under the directory repos?
Many thanks for any advice,