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RE: Problem migrating repo from windows to linux

From: Srilakshmanan, Lakshman <lakshman.srilakshmanan_at_police.vic.gov.au>
Date: 2007-08-28 00:37:56 CEST

Hi Derek,
 
If your repository is on FSFS and you can ensure there will be no
activity during the migration process, then I believe you could zip the
repository and unzip it on the Linux server.
 
Thanks
Lakshman

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From: Derek Gathright [mailto:drgath@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, 24 August 2007 11:06 AM
To: Andy Levy
Cc: users@subversion.tigris.org
Subject: Re: Problem migrating repo from windows to linux

I actually figured it out. The issue was

svnadmin load /path/to/repo /path/to/backup

should be

svnadmin load /path/to/repo < /path/to/backup

doh! The tutorial I was reading left that important part out.

On 8/23/07, Andy Levy <andy.levy@gmail.com > wrote:

        On 8/23/07, Derek Gathright <drgath@gmail.com > wrote:
> I started with an svn repo on a windows box, and now I'm
trying to migrate
> it to a linux box.
>
> I did your standard dump on the windows box:
> svnadmin dump /path/to/repo > reponame.dump
>
> Then I moved it to the linux box and ran:
> svnadmin load /path/to/repo ~/reponame.dump
>
> And I got this error:
> svnadmin: Malformed dumpfile header
>
>
> I've searched around and the only lead I have is that it has
to do with how
> windows handles newlines compared to linux. Any ideas on
fixing it?
        
        The dumpfile format should make that a non-issue.
        
        Is it possible the file just got corrupted when transferring it
        between the systems? Have you tried creating a new dumpfile from
the
        Windows box & loading that into the Linux-hosted repository? How
about
        loading the dumpfile into another repository on the Windows box?
        
        You did run svnadmin create /path/to/repo before attempting the
load, right?
        

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