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Re: Fwd: Newbie needs help upgrading SVN

From: Patrick Burleson <pburleson_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2004-05-24 16:55:42 CEST

Yes, I know it's overkill. I tend to do a lot of overkill when it
comes to backing up the data during an upgrade. I guess he could just
backup the repository directory.

In addition, the user didn't specify from what version they were
upgrading. Just going the conservative, non-data-losing route.


On Mon, 24 May 2004 09:54:45 -0400, John Peacock <jpeacock@rowman.com> wrote:
> Patrick Burleson wrote:
> > Here's how I do it:
> >
> > "svnadmin dump" the repository to a backup file before upgrading.
> Massive overkill unless the repository format or database version has changed.
> As long as the OP is running 1.0.0 or better under Win2k, the only thing
> required is to stop the service and run the new installer. If he wants to be
> extra paranoid, he could do the svndump step and save those files off until
> after testing.
> The dump/reload cycle is not required unless specifically mentioned in the
> README for a given release.
> John
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