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Re: Fwd: Newbie needs help upgrading SVN

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2004-05-24 17:17:54 CEST

Patrick Burleson wrote:

> 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.

Then you should make that explicit in your advice, I think.

> I guess he could just backup the repository directory.

That won't be much help; if the server is running, there could be log files
generated during the backup. If you are going to worry about backing up the
repository, do it the right way or not at all.

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

For most people running post-1.0.0 Win32 binaries, just upgrading the
application files is sufficient. IMHO, it's pointless to go the rinse/repeat
route if a quick combthrough is all that is required. ;~)


John Peacock
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