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Moving a repository via rsync

From: Joe Bell <joe.bell_at_prodeasystems.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2009 10:00:12 -0500

Hi all:

 

I need to move a Subversion repository from one host to another (A to B)
and once that is complete, shutdown A and then rename B to A (to
preserve the hostname, etc.). My first thought was to use svnadmin
dump, transfer the file, and then load with -force-uuid, however, this
was painfully slow and I got stopped by a checksum error on the load.

 

My question is, can I just shutdown access to the repository (no clients
reading/writing to it), and then rsync the repository over to the new
machine? It's a lot faster than dump/load and I can't currently see why
that won't work just fine.

 

Thanks,

Joe

 

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