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migration 1.3.0-1 -> 1.4.3-2

From: Anne M. Hammond <hammond_at_txcorp.com>
Date: 2007-06-26 00:40:27 CEST

We have +100 repositories on host_a (CentOS 4.3) under subversion 1.3.0-1.

We wish to move to a new machine, host_2, running subversion 1.4.3-2
and FC6.

The svn migration instructions indicate to
   host_a: (as owner of repo) svnadmin dump repo > repo.dump
   host_b: svnadmin create repo
   host_b: (as owner of repo) svnadmin load repo < repo.dump

These are all apache repositories, and the user apache is not
allowed to login.

Performing the above steps as root changed the ownership of the
directories to root, and did not preserve group write permissions.

(Also note that dump and restore does not dump/restore hooks.)

We found that you could simply create a tar file and untar it
on the new server. Then it is available for checkout via
the newer version of subversion.

My question is: Why should we use dump/restore to migrate
between versions, instead of just tarring and untarring on
the two servers? Does dump/restore do anything special?

Thanks in advance,

Anne M. Hammond - Systems / Network Administration - Tech-X Corp
                   hammond_at_txcorp.com 720-974-1840

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