Some basic examples of how to use SVN as a backup system.
sudo apt-get install subversion
How to create a backup:
mkdir ~/backup cd ~/backup mkdir yourcomputername
Copy all the files and folders you want to backup to yourcomputername:
svn import https://svn.yoursvnserver.com:9443/svn/yoursvnfolder/yourcomputername
How to add everything in the folder to SVN:
cd ~/backup svn add --force * --auto-props --parents --depth infinity -q
How to commit everything that was saved in the backup folder:
svn commit /home/yourusername/backup/yourcomputername -m "yourcomputername backup"
Recovering Backup from SVN Server:
mkdir ~/work cd ~/work svn checkout https://svn.yoursvnservername.com:9443/svn/yoursvnfolder/yourcomputername