I have SVN repository at /var/svn, and folder /var is backup incrementally everyday by the standard TSM backup. Do I still need to do the dump backup for SVN?



When it comes to SVN repos, which are generally very important and somewhat touchy... you can't be too careful.

I'd suggest having a routine svn dump and if the svn repo is even moderately active, I'd suggest an svn mirror via svn sync. A mirror will give you faster failover and recovery with less chance of data loss, assuming you're running the sync command every minute or so. Backing up svn specifically/separately and verifying those backups on occasion will save you a lot of headache some day.

  • Thanks, will create a dump for each working day so keep 7 past days in /var/backup, and the TMS backup will backup this folder as well. Should be good enough. – user2784896 Dec 30 '13 at 19:50
  • Sure. don't forget to 'accept' an answer when you're happy, it'll prevent the question from lingering in the unanswered lists for ages. and welcome to server fault. – Zeb Dec 30 '13 at 20:23

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