SVN BAckup - HELP please!

This topic contains 8 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  Daniel Krebs 1 year, 10 months ago.

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  • #48251

    Windows LiveUser160

    Hi all-

    I am trying to do an SVN backup via Powershell. I have a script I am using that I want to repurpose because it is
    doing a "hotcopy" instead of a "dump". I want to use CMD /C to do the work as Powershell would be slow.
    Here is what I have:
    #Variable setup
    $Date = Get-Date -format MM.dd.yyyy
    $cmd="cmd /c"
    $RepBuPath = "\\c2sd2643t\SVN-BU"
    $Admin="c:\program files\VisualSVN Server\bin\svnadmin.exe"
    $CopyType = "dump"
    $tod = Get-Date -format "hh:mm:ss MM.dd.yy"

    $BuFile=$BuFinalPath + "\" + $Repository + "." + "dump"
    cmd.exe /c svnadmin.exe $CopyType $Repository `> $BuFile

    The variable $BuFile gets built correctly but fails in the final line with "svnadmin: E720003: Can't open file 'admin\format': The system cannot find the file specified.

    What am I doing wrong? Note this is a snippet of a larger script, I am doing testing.

  • #48259

    Windows LiveUser160

    Ok, got the forum rule thing.

    Please elaborate on my error? What I did wrong?

  • #48319

    Daniel Krebs

    Hi, the following article might be able to help.

  • #48366

    Windows LiveUser160

    Thank you for the example. I DID see this but being a powershell novice I am not
    quite understanding.

    svnadmin dump -q $svnDumpSource > $svnDumpDest

    not understanding how > takes the place of > .

    Ex: svnadmin dump reposa > reposa.dump

    • #48368

      Windows LiveUser160

      Sorry, formatting is off. The example shows "gt;" . How does that translate to ">"

  • #48395

    Dan Potter

    > = pipe in ms-dos. All ms-doss commands run in powershell so using the pipe wouldn't work, MS-dos will interpret the > as a pipe. make sense?

    -gt is a comparison operator in powershell.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 10 months ago by  Dan Potter.
  • #48398

    Dan Potter

    After further thought I'm not sure what I said even makes sense to me, time for another beer:D

    You see that a lot in html where it's supposed to be > but ends up >.

    Here is an example.

    [Reflection.Assembly]::LoadFile( 'C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\System.Web.dll') | out-null

    If that one doesn't make sense I give up:D

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 10 months ago by  Dan Potter.
  • #48401

    Dan Potter

    Ha of course the forums would translate that for me. HtmlDecode ( ' & g t ; ') with no spaces.

  • #48403

    Daniel Krebs


    Please check out if below modified script works for you (it does on my system).


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