Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Automatically backup and tag a release using Subversion

In a previous entry I discussed automating the backup and tagging of a project using Visual Source Safe (VSS). Today, I want to do the same thing, but using Subversion. The example below backs up a MyApp.war file on my Tomcat server and copies it to my local backup directory. It then pauses to remind me to check in all my changes (into Subversion). Finally, it creates a tag (like a label for your VSS folks) that includes the date and time the tag was created and notes that it is a deployment tag. @echo off set NOW=%date:~10,4%-%date:~4,2%-%date:~7,2%--%time:~0,2%.%time:~3,2% set NOW_FRIENDLY=%date:~10,4%-%date:~4,2%-%date:~7,2% %time:~0,2%:%time:~3,2% zip -r "C:\backups\" "\\myServer\c$\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 6.0\webapps\MyApp.war" echo Backup of web site has been saved at: "C:\backups\" echo Please make sure all changes are checked in pause svn copy svn://subversionServer/MyRoot/MyApp/trunk svn://subversionServer/MyRoot/MyApp/tags/DEPLOYED-%NOW% -m"DEPLOYED %NOW_FRIENDLY%" echo A label has been created in Subversion called: DEPLOYED-%NOW% pause

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