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NAME

       svn-fast-backup - very fast backup for Subversion fsfs repositories.

SYNOPSIS

       svn-fast-backup [-q] [-k{N|all}] [-f] [-t] [-s] repos_path backup_dir

DESCRIPTION

       svn-fast-backup  uses rsync snapshots for very fast backup of a Subversion fsfs repository
       at repos_path to backup_dir/repos-rev, the  latest  revision  number  in  the  repository.
       Multiple  fsfs  backups  share data via hardlinks, so old backups are almost free, since a
       newer revision of a repository is almost a complete superset of an older revision.

       This is good for replacing incremental log-dump+restore-style backups because it  is  just
       as  space-conserving  and  even  faster;  there  is no inter-backup state (old backups are
       essentially caches); each backup directory is self-contained.  It has  the  same  command-
       line  interface  as  svn-hot-backup(1)  (if  you  use  --force),  but  only works for fsfs
       repositories.

       svn-fast-backup keeps 64 backups by default and deletes backups older than these; this can
       be adjusted with the -k option.

OPTIONS

       -h, --help
              Shows some brief help text.

       -q, --quiet
              Quieter-than-usual operation.

       -k, --keep=N
              Keep a specified number of backups; the default is to keep 64.

       -k, --keep=all
              Do not delete any old backups at all.

       -f, --force
              Make a new backup even if one with the current revision exists.

       -t, --trace
              Show actions.

       -s, --simulate
              Don't perform actions.

AUTHOR

       Voluntary contributions made by many individuals.  Copyright © 2006 CollabNet.

                                            2006-11-09                         svn-fast-backup(1)