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RE: Can I copy a repo with a simple 'cp -r'?

From: Dale Hirt <dale_at_sbcltd.com>
Date: 2005-09-29 19:43:56 CEST


Yes and no. If I have a computer, "condor", and I am running winxp on it, and I want to move my repo, I can simply move the entire folder and nothing bad happens. If I want to move it over to "blackbird", then I would do a dump and load, no matter what OS or version of svn was on "blackbird".


-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Koning [mailto:pkoning@equallogic.com]
Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2005 10:41 AM
To: Dale Hirt
Cc: users@subversion.tigris.org
Subject: RE: Can I copy a repo with a simple 'cp -r'?

>>>>> "Dale" == Dale Hirt <dale@sbcltd.com> writes:

 Dale> Paul, It partially has to do with what fs the repo is created
 Dale> with, either bdb or fsfs. There may be issues when dealing
 Dale> with a different machine's svn install. Most of the time, it's
 Dale> just easier to do a dump and load process.

 Dale> I would define same machine as the exact same computer,
 Dale> operating system and subversion install.

Ok, now I understand what you were getting at. I thought you meant
there was some sort of Host ID dependency, or something odd like that.

So if you install the same version of Subversion (and its
dependencies) on multiple systems, then you should be able to carry a
repository to another system. It will of course have the same format
(bdb or fsfs) as before.


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