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Re: moving repository from 1.5.2 server to 1.4.4 server

From: Aaron P. Martinez <ml_at_proficuous.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2009 17:46:33 -0600 (CST)

> Hi
> Did you try a dump instead of the hotcopy?

Thanks, after doing even more reading, I did actually try the dump. It
seems to have worked just fine. (except for the following error using

An Exception Has Occurred
Python Traceback

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/local/viewvc-1.0.7/lib/viewvc.py", line 3746, in main
  File "/usr/local/viewvc-1.0.7/lib/viewvc.py", line 403, in run_viewvc
  File "/usr/local/viewvc-1.0.7/lib/viewvc.py", line 2220, in view_annotate
    generate_page(request, "annotate", data)
  File "/usr/local/viewvc-1.0.7/lib/viewvc.py", line 855, in generate_page
    template.generate(request.server.file(), data)
  File "/usr/local/viewvc-1.0.7/lib/ezt.py", line 326, in generate
    self._execute(self.program, ctx)
  File "/usr/local/viewvc-1.0.7/lib/ezt.py", line 455, in _execute
    step[0](step[1], ctx)
  File "/usr/local/viewvc-1.0.7/lib/ezt.py", line 525, in _cmd_for
    for unused in iterator:
  File "/usr/local/viewvc-1.0.7/lib/ezt.py", line 715, in next
    self.last_item = self._iter.next() # may raise StopIteration
  File "/usr/local/viewvc-1.0.7/lib/blame.py", line 80, in __getitem__
    item = self.annotation.__getitem__(idx)
  File "/usr/local/viewvc-1.0.7/lib/vclib/svn/__init__.py", line 545, in
    % (idx+1, line))
Error: Could not parse blame output at line 1
&lt;h2&gt;exec failed:&lt;/h2&gt;&lt;pre&gt; /usr/local/bin/svn/svn blame
-r28 --non-interactive --config-dir /tmp/tmpMT2mA- <a

While reading the subv. book, it said there are some gotchas to doing the
dump vs. the hotcopy (i.e. hooks, $repo/conf/* files etc won't get backed
up) is there any other reason that a hotcopy would be any better than a
dump? I'm not worried about file sizes or time constraints, I just want
to ensure that when i move my repositories they are in the same shape as
before I moved them.

Thanks again.
> Aaron P. Martinez wrote:
>> I have read in the subversion book that it's completely possible to use
>> 1.5.x clients against a 1.4.x subversion server/repository and how to
>> use
>> hotcopy to backup a repository and then move it to another machine.
>> Unfortunately I think I may have come up against a wall in my desires
>> because nowhere can i find anything about moving a repository created on
>> Subversion 1.5.x (1.5.2 in my case) to a machine running 1.4.x. I have
>> created my hotcopy and moved it from a RHEL4 box running the CollabNet
>> Subversion server version 1.5.2 to an OpenBSD 4.4 box with subversion
>> installed from packages which happens to be version 1.4.4. Working with
>> repos created with 1.4.4 obviously works fine with both the native
>> svnadmin tools and also viewvc.
>> When i try to work with the moved repository I keep getting messages
>> similar to:
>> #svnlook info test_repo
>> svnlook: Expected FS format '2'; found format '3'
>> and using viewvc very similar error:
>> An Exception Has Occurred
>> Python Traceback
>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>> File "/usr/local/viewvc-1.0.7/lib/viewvc.py", line 3746, in main
>> request.run_viewvc()
>> File "/usr/local/viewvc-1.0.7/lib/viewvc.py", line 265, in run_viewvc
>> cfg.general.svn_path)
>> File "/usr/local/viewvc-1.0.7/lib/vclib/svn/__init__.py", line 606, in
>> __init__
>> self.repos = repos.svn_repos_open(rootpath, self.pool)
>> File "/usr/local/lib/python2.5/site-packages/libsvn/repos.py", line
>> 47,
>> in svn_repos_open
>> return apply(_repos.svn_repos_open, args)
>> SubversionException: ("Expected FS format '2'; found format '3'",
>> 160043)
>> Is there a way to make the 1.4.4 server work with the repos created on
>> the
>> 1.5.2 server?
>> Thanks in advance.
>> Aaron Martinez
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