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AW: Upgrade SVN from 1.0 to 1.3 need help!

From: Fritsch, Andre \(EXT\) <andre.fritsch_at_siemens.com>
Date: 2006-03-08 09:02:41 CET

Thanks for your help!

The repositories i look after have a size of about 12 GB seperated in several projects. When i dump and report all projects it will take a lot of time. If i seperate do it per project i will have to run 2 svn instances seperatly, because the dump and import lasts longer than from 5pm to 8 am (the time our developers are at home). For this reason i hoped that there would be possibility to get the upgrad done quicker.

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Von: Ryan Schmidt [mailto:subversion-2006Q1@ryandesign.com]
Gesendet: Dienstag, 7. März 2006 16:13
An: Fritsch, Andre (EXT)
Cc: users@subversion.tigris.org
Betreff: Re: Upgrade SVN from 1.0 to 1.3 need help!

On Mar 7, 2006, at 14:51, Fritsch, Andre (EXT) wrote:

> I am an admin to a running svn 1.0 installation on red hat enterprise
> linux. Now some developers aked me for an upgrade to svn 1.3.
> As i am no svn pro and have not found good upgrade instructions i
> wonder how i can do a save upgrade from 1.0 to 1.3?

1.0 is quite old, so you should do this upgrade carefully.

The best idea would be to "dump" your current repository to a textfile with "svnadmin dump" using your current v1.0 svnadmin program. Then "load" that with "svnadmin load" into a new repository created with svnadmin v1.3. See:


Note that since Subversion 1.1 you have the choice of two different repository backends: BerkeleyDB ("BDB"), which is what you're using now, and the newer "FSFS" storage mechanism which became the default as of Subversion 1.2. I generally recommend FSFS, as it's usually less problematic than BDB, except that there's a problem with FSFS and revisions larger than 2GB until the next version of APR comes out. So if you have such large commits, or expect to have them, you may want to stick with BDB.


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