Backups (was: Re: [darcs-users] Possibly a very simplistic solution)

Ketil Malde ketil at
Wed May 19 12:22:11 UTC 2004

David Roundy <droundy at> writes:

>> Another thing, I'm currently backing up by find(1)ing all _darcs
>> directories, and tar(1)ing them up, and pushing the tars to a backed
>> up volume.  Apparently, I can recover by doing a "darcs revert".

> It's perfectly safe--as long as you don't want to back up your unrecorded
> changes.

Ok, thanks!

Hmm...perhaps I could add a 'darcs whats > unrecorded.patch' before I
generate the tar.bz2? 

(For the obvious reason of object files and other junk cluttering up
the working directories, I want to exclude them from the backup.

While the ideal solution in many cases is to have a remote repo to
push changes to, I like to keep complete checkpoints along the way.
Nothing personal, but you know, in case a subtle bug should slowly
corrupt something, or whatnot. :-) 

If I haven't seen further, it is by standing in the footprints of giants

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