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Re: How to import a SVN repository (v1.1) to v1.4

From: Erik Huelsmann <ehuels_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-12-22 14:00:01 CET

On 12/22/06, Andy Levy <andy.levy@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 12/22/06, thomas Armstrong <tarmstrong@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi.
> >
> > I'm using SVN v1.1.1 (oct 2004) and I want to migrate to SVN v1.4.2 (nov 2006).
> > They both are running ok.
> >
> > I plan to:
> > 1) make a copy the original repository directory at server #1
> > 2) svnadmin create trunk (at server #2)
> > 3) remove the directory (at server #2)
> > 4) copy the original repository (at server #2)
> >
> > Is it so easy? Thank you very much.
>
> Actually you don't even *need* to do the svnadmin create on server 2.
> You can just copy the whole repository directory from server 1 to
> server 2 (you'll want to shut down any Subversion server processes to
> be safe) and fire up the server (with the proper configuration) on
> server 2.
>
> If you want to utilize the new diff format in the repository, then
> yes, you'll need to dump/reload.

Please note that the above is *only* true if

- you use an FSFS repository,
or,
- when using BDB you *don't* move to a new hardware achitecture,
operating system or other factor which might influence the layout of
memory mapped file-structures.

HTH,

Erik.

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