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Re: backup to new server.

From: Marc Haisenko <haisenko_at_comdasys.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2008 12:53:35 +0200

On Wednesday 09 July 2008, Albert Shih wrote:
> Hi all
> I need to copy all my repository from my old server to my new server.
> I prefer to do not make something like
> svnadmin dump
> for each my repository.
> Well If I shutdown my svnserve (by stopping apache), so I known no one can
> connect to my repository, can I in this situation make a classic tar cvf of
> my all repository and a tar xvf on my new server without any problem ?
> Regards.

The answer is: maybe. It really depends on a number of factors(*), and that's
why you really should use svnadmin dump/load because it's guaranteed to work
on all occasions (change of backend, change of server version, even change of
machine with different bit sex, etc. pp.).

(*) - It might work if your repository is using the fsfs backend. It almost
certainly will cause problems/breakage if you're using bdb.

Marc Haisenko
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