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

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2009a_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Apr 2009 20:18:35 -0500

On Apr 6, 2009, at 11:53, Tony Sweeney wrote:

> 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
> naïve 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?

I believe that should work fine. Note that svnsync will not copy your
hook scripts or conf directory, so you'll have to bring those over
manually, if necessary.

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