[cvsnt] Opinion: open source-"supported" CVS backup capabilities are very weak

Gerhard Fiedler lists at connectionbrazil.com
Mon Jan 7 13:55:39 GMT 2008

Philip Bondi wrote:

> Help me out.  I like CVS for binary files that change infrequently.  Who 
> wants to give up double the disk space for a Subversion working copy with 
> family photos and mp3 that rarely change?

Depending on what kind of use your repo has, you may be able to shut it
down for the short time you run your backup.

> However, if I want to keep my CVS repository backed up automatically,
> there seems to be no solution.

Depending on the OS it runs on, there are solutions. E.g. WinXP/2k3 has the
snapshot feature that many backup apps use.


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