Re: Reading an old SVN database
From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2010b_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Fri, 7 May 2010 11:54:04 -0500
On May 7, 2010, at 10:09, Felix E. Klee wrote:
> From a server that is not running anymore, I have a backup of the Subversion database: /var/db/svn
It would have been better to back up a dumpfile of the repository, since dumpfiles are portable.
> Now I want to check out the latest version of every repository in that database. What's the best way to proceed?
Since you only have the old database, your best bet is to get a machine with the same processor architecture as the old server, and a version of Subversion at least as new, and access the repository. If the repository is using BerkeleyDB (BDB) you should also use the same version of BerkeleyDB that the old server was using, otherwise you may need to do some upgrades on the repository before you can read it.
This is an archived mail posted to the Subversion Users mailing list.