Backing up a Repository
- regular cloning - only if you check in regularly
you may use mq init -c to also allow backup of your local changes (see MqTutorial)
- copy the filesystem
- mpm: there is a "potential not serious race" when somebody is pushing at the same time to the repo
- mpm: There will be a partial commit in progress during the backup. The repo will contain part of the commit and won't pass verify. Doing a pull of the last good revision will repair it.
- mpm: if the filesystem is able to create snapshots (like zfs) there is no race. take a snapshot, then back it up
As noted on CreateBundleOfAllChanges, a compressed version of a repository may be created by using hg bundle:
$ hg bundle --all project.hg
Of course, such a full bundle file ("project.hg" in our example) of a repository does not contain extra repo-files like "hgrc" (these would need to be backed-up separately).