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svnadmin hotcopy — Make a hot copy of a repository.


svnadmin hotcopy REPOS_PATH NEW_REPOS_PATH


This subcommand makes a full hot backup of your repository, including all hooks, configuration files, and, of course, database files. If you pass the --clean-logs option, svnadmin will perform a hot copy of your repository, and then remove unused Berkeley DB logs from the original repository. You can run this command at any time and make a safe copy of the repository, regardless of whether other processes are using the repository.


[Warning] Warning

As described in the section called “Berkeley DB”, hot-copied Berkeley DB repositories are not portable across operating systems, nor will they work on machines with a different endianness than the machine where they were created.