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Re: moving to a new server...

From: Phil <plabonte_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-09-13 15:26:44 CEST

Thanks Gavin!

On 9/13/06, Gavin Lambert <gavinl@compacsort.com> wrote:
>
> Quoth Phil <mailto:plabonte@gmail.com>:
> > What is the best methode for moving certain directories from one
> > server to another while keeping the history?
> > I am moving from Subversion 1.2.3 on Fedora Core 3 to Subversion
> > 1.3.2 on Fedora Core 5 (it's the latest RPM available).
>
> To move the entire repository, you should do an svnadmin dump on one
> machine followed by an svnadmin load on the other. (This is critical
> for BDB repositories; usually not required for FSFS repositories, but
> can still sometimes provide benefits.) If you're in a hurry (and *ONLY*
> if it's an FSFS repository!!), you can svnadmin hotcopy the repo and
> then simply move the resulting copy to wherever you want it to be now.
>
> If you're wanting to split one repository into two repositories, and
> keep both up, then the process is similar, but you'll need to use
> svndumpfilter to filter the dump file into two separate dump files --
> one for each repository you want to end up with. Note however that
> doing this may not contain the complete history, if files have been
> moved/copied from an excluded part of the tree. (I think they get
> regarded as 'added' at the point where they enter the nonexcluded part
> of the tree, rather than 'copied'. But I don't recall for certain.)
>
>
Received on Wed Sep 13 15:28:54 2006

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