In this little how-to I will show you how to backup a public SVN repository thanks to SVK, a tool build upon SVN framework that add decentralized capabilities.
First, create a local repository:
$ svk mirror //local https://firstname.lastname@example.org/home/kde
SVK will ask you to create a new repository. Tell it you want so:
Repository /home/user/.svk/local does not exist, create? (y/n) y
Then, sync the remote repository with the local one:
$ svk sync //local
To update your locale repository with the latest set of changes from the remote one, just run the previous command from time to time.
Now you can play with your local repository (
/home/user/.svk/local in this
exemple) as if it was a normal SVN repository!
$ svnadmin dump -r2:HEAD ~/.svk/local > my-repository-dump