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Re: Converting BDB to FSFS

From: Rachael Russell <rachael.russell_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-08-30 15:01:59 CEST

Flanakin Michael C Ctr HQ OSSG/OMR wrote:

> I'm trying to convert a repository from BDB to FSFS. Is there a
> utility that can do this? I was looking at doing an svnadmin dump, but
> it looks like this is FSFS only. I couldn't find anything that says
> otherwise. I get the following error:
> svnadmin: 'http://grpops/svn/dashboard' is an URL when it should be a path
> Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
> Michael Flanakin

One way to do this 'safely' is to create a new FSFS respository, then
pipe a svnadmin dump --> load into the new repository
You'll then have the bdb and a fsfs version - will need to change over
your repository config etc to use the new repository.

svnadmin needs to know the file path as far as i'm aware, not the apache
path... and i'ld run a verify first to make sure your repository is all

something like this (from the Red Book:

> svnadmin verify /path/to/old/bdb/repos
> svnadmin create --fs-type fsfs /path/to/new/fsfs/repos
> svnadmin dump /path/to/old/bdb/repos | svnadmin load

** Note - this will dump every revision - you can add filters etc to the
dump command if needed.

Once you're happy it's all OK, you can then delete the old bdb
repository - if the repository has the same name as the old one in your
apache conf, clients shouldnt need to change anything to continue working.

Received on Tue Aug 30 15:41:12 2005

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