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Re: Used hotcopy for Windows to Linux migration, any problems?

From: communitybot <communitybot_at_googlemail.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 15:36:59 +0100

2008/6/12 Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>:

> On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 9:17 AM, communitybot
> <communitybot_at_googlemail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > A week after our Windows to Linux repository migration using "svnadmin
> > hotcopy" we realised we couldn't edit revision properties; this was
> because
> > the pre-revprop-change hook script was in DOS (CRLF) format.
> >
> > My question is what other problems should we expect having moved from
> > Windows to Linux hosting using "svnadmin hotcopy" for the migration?
> Your hook script issue was not because you used svnadmin hotcopy.
> When migrating a repository between OSes, servers, processor
> architectures, or BDB versions (though that changed at some point in
> the last year or two I think), you should use svnadmin dump and
> svnadmin load, NOT a plain hotcopy. This is outlined pretty well in
> the fine manual. See
> http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.4/svn.reposadmin.maint.html#svn.reposadmin.maint.migrate

Thanks for your reply. I am aware that the recommended procedure is
dump/load, although if the manual explicitly warns against using hotcopy for
this then I have misread it.

Given the minor problem about revision property changes we had to fix, and
bearing in mind that we now have one week's commits in the new repository,
along with revprop changes, I would like to know if anyone can suggest any
potential problems to look out for or any action to take.

Received on 2008-06-12 16:37:27 CEST

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