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Re: Migration from SVN 1.1.1 to latest version

From: Andreas Schweigstill <andreas_at_schweigstill.de>
Date: 2007-04-10 13:48:23 CEST

Hello!

Balazs Wellisch schrieb:
> What's the best way to go about this type of migration? Is svn dump and load
> the best way? Does it work with different versions of svn? Does anyone have
> practical experience doing this?

Yes, it is recommended to do a svn dump/load for server updates.
Especially BDB based repositories can create tons of problems if the
old and new Subversion versions are linked against different BDB
versions. Once I even had to notice incompatibilities when I just did
an online update of my SuSE distribuntion which introduced a new BDB
version.

FSFS based repositories shouldn't have such problems but IIRC SVN 1.1.*
used BDB by default. Some new features (svnsync?) arent't supported
with old repositories, so a svn dump/load cycle is recommended because
it also allows an upgrade to the most recent repository data format.

With best regards
Andreas Schweigstill

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