[cvsnt] Restoring a backed up repository

Bo Berglund bo.berglund at telia.com
Thu Nov 30 18:31:41 GMT 2006

On Thu, 30 Nov 2006 18:08:18 +0100, David Somers <dsomers at omz13.com>

>> Hi Folks
>> I recently had a hard drive failure, but have managed to salvage most of
>> my repository (I also have slightly older backed up versions). Can someone
>> point me to documentation about restoring from a backed up repository? I
>> have a couple of specific questions:
>> 1/ Can I just copy selected folders on the root from the backed up
>> repository into a new CVSNT repository or do I need to restore the entire
>> repository? (there were a few experimental projects in there that I no
>> longer need in the repository because they create confusion) What are the
>> potential conflicts with doing this?
>Just copy the repository structure back... you can simply wipe out any of
>your experimental modules.
>> 2/ When I copied from my failed hard drive, i think i missed all of the
>> hidden files in the repository. Will I be able to restore without these
>> (It's something of any effort to go back to the failed drive again to get
>> the hidden files, but I can always restore one of the older backups)
>There shouldn't be any hidden files in the repository.

Unless he has confused the checked out file set with the repository
that so many do...
Then he would have had CVS subdirs (hidden)..


(Bo Berglund, developer in Sweden)

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