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Re: Using svnsync to migrate an installation from Windows to Linux

From: Andrey Repin <anrdaemon_at_freemail.ru>
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2009 03:00:06 +0400

Greetings, Tony Sweeney!

> At some point in the next month we will be migrating our Subversion
> installation from a woefully underpowered Windows 2000 box to a much beefier
> Linux server. I have read the manuals and it looks like svnadmin dump/load
> is the recommended and well-trodden path to achieve this. I'd like to do a
> dummy run a week beforehand to get the Linux configuration right and make
> sure there aren't any surprises when we do it for real. What I was
> wondering is whether anyone has used svnsync to effect a migration? The
> superficial and naive attraction of doing it this way is that after the dry
> run, my new server is almost ready to go. When I do the migration for real,
> all I need to do is lock all users bar myself out of the old server, sync
> across the last week's worth of changes, and make the new server available
> on the net. Is there any merit in this approach? Any downside?

All advantages and downsides explained in book. Look at "Repository Backup"
For you, I suggest to try svnadmin hotcopy first.
If that would not work, then look for more time-consuming approaches.

 Andrey Repin (anrdaemon_at_freemail.ru) 07.04.2009, <2:57>
Sorry for my terrible english...
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