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RE: Moving a repository via rsync

From: Joe Bell <joe.bell_at_prodeasystems.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2009 10:28:01 -0500

Thanks for that possibility as well Andy. Downtime is no concern however and the receiving host is already set up with everything it needs except the repository directory itself (i.e., all the hooks are moved over, Apache configuration, databases, viewvc, SVN 1.6, etc.) - As I mentioned I can't see any reason why rsync (or even tgz the repo) wouldn't work.


-----Original Message-----
From: Andy Levy [mailto:andy.levy_at_gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, June 18, 2009 10:24 AM
To: Joe Bell
Cc: users_at_subversion.tigris.org
Subject: Re: Moving a repository via rsync

On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 11:00, Joe Bell<joe.bell_at_prodeasystems.com> wrote:
> 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.

Use svnsync to make the new server a mirror of the old, then shut down
the old one. This way, people can keep committing to the old server &
the transactions will be replayed on the new one automatically (as
long as you set up svnsync in a post-commit hook), for minimal

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