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Re: migration 1.3.0-1 -> 1.4.3-2

From: eg <egoots_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-06-26 01:02:43 CEST

Anne M. Hammond wrote:
>
> 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.

As I understand it, if you are using the 'fsfs' svn filesystem AND the
repositories are not live, then you "could" do this. I don't think this
would work with 'bdb'.

If the repositories are live, then you should at least use "svnadmin
hotcopy" to prevent corruption issues (and copy the hooks too).

>
> 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?

There was a repository format change that occurred in 1.4 which gives
you the benefits of better compression and (some) corresponding data
transfer speeds (amongst others?). You will only get this if you
dump/restore to upgrade

If you don't want these changes... then you dont need to upgrade the
server side format using dump/restore.

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