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Re: svnadmin upgrade

From: Hyrum K. Wright <hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2008 18:47:04 -0500

Hari Kodungallur wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 6:31 AM, Troy Bull <troy.bull_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>> Can I run svnadmin upgrade while the repository is live?
>> I am serving my repos from svnserve and they are currently format=3
> Probably not a good idea to upgrade it when it is live. If you are upgrading
> to latest version (format=5), you will need to dump the repository using
> your old version of svnadmin, then recreate it using new version of
> svnadmin.

Actually, you don't need to do a dump/reload when upgrading Subversion. That's
one of the reasons we provided 'svnadmin upgrade'. 'svnadmin upgrade' acquires
the correct locks before doing its dirty work, so it can be run on a live

> http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn/trunk/notes/repos_upgrade_HOWTO

That document seems woefully out-of-date; it doesn't even mention 'svnadmin

Out of curiosity, which version are you upgrading to/from?


Received on 2008-10-19 01:47:34 CEST

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