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Re: Migrating repository win32 --> linux

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2004-07-09 13:25:30 CEST

Jano wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm in need of do such a migration. At first I was going to do a bulk
> copy of the repository and then use svn switch --relocate in the working
> copies, but I don't know if that could mess some internal thing.
> Reading through the docs, I see the svnadmin dump/load options. The
> examples talk about version migrations, so I wonder: is this the way to
> go for my needs? I'll try nonetheless but I'll be grateful if you can
> confirm/point me in the right direction.

Dump/load would work, but, unless you are running linux on some unusual processer (by which I mean non-x86), there is a faster way:

You can move repositories between OSes providing the source and destination machines have the same byte order (i.e.
big-endian/little-endian). But you need to "svnadmin recover" the repository on the new machine to rewrite the Berkeley DB shared
memory backing files to be compatible with the new OS.


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