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Re: Planning Linux to Windows repository migration

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2009 09:06:11 -0500

On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 08:09, Ignacio González T. <igtorque_at_eliop.es> wrote:
> I have to set up a new repository for a new family of projects.
> I have the choice of setting it up immediately on a Linux box,
> where a 1.5.x version of Subversion is running (FSFS), along
> with Apache and svnserver. Our clients will run Windows +
> SVNTortoise 1.5.x.
> In a few weeks (or months, who knows) we will have to migrate
> this repository to a Windows XP server where a 1.4.x version of
> Subversion is running (FSFS too), along with svnserver (no
> Apache).
> Questions:
> 1) Should I expect any repository migration problems regarding
> EOL issues or other OS-related issues?

Internal representation of EOL won't matter.

> 2) Should I expect any repository migration problems regarding
> permission issues?

Don't think so. Do you mean filesystem permissions, or Subversion
access controls?

> 3) Should I expect any repository migration problems regarding
> 1.4 / 1.5 differences? Should I strongly suggest a 1.4->1.5
> update on the Windows version before the repository migration?
> Please don't hesitate to answer RTFM if it is pertinent, but real
> experiences are also welcome!

Use svnadmin dump/load because you're switching OSes. Fortunately, TFM
has a good section on migrating.


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