On Fri, 17 Aug 2012 14:47:07 +0100
Adam Prescott <a...@aprescott.com> wrote:

> > Quite probably.  The problem with `git clone` is that it's supposed
> > to create a repository, but we keep the mirror repositories around
> > (I mean, they are not tarred and gzipped, and just sit there waiting
> > for the next backup round or for being used for disaster recovery).
> If you create your repository with `clone --mirror`, a simple `fetch`
> should be all you need to keep a backup, unless I'm missing something.
Good idea indeed.
But I still prefer my approach as the full information about how to
update a mirror repo is contained in the backup script itself.
Each mirror repo thus has almost no identity (besides the fact it
mirrors a specific repo), which, I think, is a good thing.

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