Whenever I’ve left a website to a client for an extended period of time I feel the need to update the files in my repository to make sure it’s up to date. Before you replace the files in trunk with the files from the server it’s essential that you get rid of those pesky .svn system folders that will have been pushed to the production server when the site was deployed.
This is a little outside my standard realm of topics but you never know who might need it. I run a Minecraft server and with the constant updates lately I’ve noted my process to make a little easier for me not to miss a step in the process. If it helps someone else out there, you’re welcome.