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Re: Repo on FAT32 accesed from Windows and Linux

From: Rafał Hajdacki <hajdi_at_pf.pl>
Date: 2004-03-15 20:33:09 CET

Max Bowsher wrote:

> Rafał Hajdacki wrote:
>>So I will have to use repo dumping.
> No, you won't.
> C. Michael Pilato said:
>>I'm not sure if anyone has experimented with deleting the __db.* files
>>from /path/to/repos/db, and then running 'svnadmin recover' on the
>>repository. I suppose this could solve the problem for you (unless
>>the log.* files -- which you most certainly don't want to delete --
>>also have platform-specific formats).
> The log.* file format depends only on byte-order - so this won't be a
> problem.
> All you have to do is make *absolutely sure* that no processes are accessing
> the repository, and delete the __db.* files from the db directory. You don't
> even need to run 'svnadmin recover' - the db environment will be recreated
> on the next access to the db.
> I haven't tried this to move a repository between different OSes, but I have
> done it when I was experimenting with temporarily deactivating the bdb
> txn/log/lock subsystems to boost the speed of svnadmin load.
> Max.

But how safe this is?
Full history is stored in logs?
Is it BerkeleyDB's feature or "that happens to work"?


Rafał Hajdacki                                           Hajdi's Cave
hajdi@pf.pl                                          www.hajdi.prv.pl
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