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Re: SVN dump/load Question

From: Maxim Veksler <hq4ever_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-03-30 20:02:50 CEST

On 3/30/07, Andy Levy <andy.levy@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3/30/07, Maxim Veksler <hq4ever@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 3/30/07, Andy Levy <andy.levy@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > On 3/30/07, Frank Facciola <frank.facciola@sknt.com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Can I take a svndump from a BDB database running SVN v1.08 and load it into
> > > > a new repository on a different server that is running SVN v1.3.2, but has
> > > > been compiled without BDB and is using the FSFS?
> > >
> > > Yes, this is one of the reasons for having the dumpfile functionality.
> > > SVN dumps are platform- and backend-agnostic and are one of the the
> > > safest ways to move repositories across Subversion versions (and the
> > > only way to change back-ends, AFAIK).
> > >
> >
> > And on an OT note: Dumps are also better for backups, because the
> > software (if it's smart enough) can make incremental backup of the
> > dumped file.
>
> Or you could keep track of when you last dumped, and use svnadmin dump
> --incremental to only dump the changes since the last dump.
>

Good tip! Thanks.

Can I make svnadmin dump each revision as a separate file?
Will I be able to make off line modifications to the dumped content
and have a pain free import in case of need (NOT - if I make
collusion. but what if I don't?)

-- 
Cheers,
Maxim Veksler
"Free as in Freedom" - Do u GNU ?
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