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My server which had Visual SVN respository won't boot, if I wanted to backup the hard drive is it possible?

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Boot a Knoppix CD. Mount the hard disk. Locate the data. Back it up. Job done.

http://www.knoppix.net/

That's if the disk is not so damaged that it's the reason why the server wont' boot.

You don't mention an operating system but Knoppix can see mount NTFS and linux so that should be a solutions.

There is also RIP (Recovery is Possible):

http://freshmeat.net/projects/recoveryispossible/

Try searching for "repo" or "repositories". It could be any name but those are usually good candidates. Maybe "c:\repositories"? That's down to whoever installed it. There should be dirs named, conf, db hooks, locks on a normal SVN repo.

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But where is the data for Visual SVN ? Is it the repository folder? Or is it elsewhere in a database somwhere? –  Rubans Jul 16 '11 at 19:16
    
The data for Visual SVN is wherever it was installed on your system. Refer to the notes you (or your predecessor) made when it was installed. –  womble Jul 16 '11 at 23:06
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