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Re: Moving Repositories to New Server

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2009 08:34:55 -0500

On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 07:09, James Green <James.Green_at_occam-dm.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I've been tasked with moving our install of all subversion repositories to a
> new server. As a I'm pretty new to the whole SVN thing I'd like to check a
> few things out with some input from more experienced users before I break
> everything and get the sack! ;)
> After having done some reading it seems like a very simple process. We're
> using VisualSVN server http://www.visualsvn.com/server/.
> Since the repositories themselves are self contained it seems that the
> actual move process is little more than a normal copy process from the
> existing repository directory on one server to the new repository directory
> on the new server. Is this correct? I'm under the impression that all the
> meta data/history is also maintained by doing it this way (even retaining
> the same UUID).

Better to follow this procedure.

> My question is really about linking developers local working copies to the
> new repository location on the new server. How do you tell the local
> working copy to now link to the new svn server as opposed to continuing
> linked to the old svn server repository?
> From looking through the Tortoise help file it seems that Relocate might be
> what I'm looking for.

Relocate is exactly what you're looking for.


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