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Re: [RFE] svnadmin: support dump for remote repositories

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2005-05-17 19:20:54 CEST

kfogel@collab.net wrote:
> Thomas Kühne <thomas-subervsion@kuehne.cn> writes:
>> feature:
>> Extend svnadmin's dump command to support remote repositories(https,
>> http, svn, etc.).
>> situation:
>> A subversion user with read and write access to a remote subversion
>> repository has no user account(e.g. ssh) on the server hosting the
>> repository.
>> impacts:
>> 1) As far as I'm aware there are no protocol changes/extendsions
>> required.
>> 2) Cleaner security seperation: project members can backup the
>> repository without requiering a user account on the server.
> Or rather, just add an 'svn dump' command :-).
> I'm +1 on it. It'll happen a lot faster with a patch, of course!
> I think we'd want a pre-dump-hook, so that the repository has the
> opportunity to deny clients such a resource-intensive operation.

Even if a new optimized dump request feature was blocked, the client could
do a proplist on every revision, and an update between every pair of
consecutive revisions, getting the same data, but in an even more
resource-intensive way.


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Received on Tue May 17 19:23:30 2005

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