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Re: Quick query on svnadmin dump & load

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2008c_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2008 15:51:01 -0500

On Jul 1, 2008, at 06:50, Nitin wrote:

> I need to format my current Subversion (subversion-1.4.6_1) server
> running on FreeBSD 6 (due to some package corruption issues
> unrelated to Subversion) and reload it with the new version of
> FreeBSD 7 and latest version of Subversion. As such, I have to take
> a backup of the existing repositories and restore the same once I
> have upgraded the OS and Subversion.
> Will a svnadmin dump of each of the repositiories and thereafter
> svnadmin load in the new instance do the job without losing
> revision history?
> I am asking just to confirm as I am doing this for the first time.


However, note that any locks that were held in the repository will
not be preserved in a dump. All files will be unlocked in the new

Also, the dump does not preserve repository configuration or hook
scripts. If you have made changes there, back up and restore those
items as well.

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