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Re: Loading dump file into active r/w repository

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2009b_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2009 15:34:43 -0500

On Aug 13, 2009, at 13:33, petesea_at_bigfoot.com wrote:

> On Wed, 12 Aug 2009, Larry Shatzer, Jr. wrote:
>> On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 2:02 PM, <petesea_at_bigfoot.com> wrote:
>>> Is it possible/advisable to load a dump file into an active r/w
>>> repository?
>> As long as you know that it will "break" date based revisions:
>> See
>> http://apache.org/dev/version-control.html#date-revisions and
>> http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=752
> Perhaps I'm reading that 2nd link incorrectly, but it looks like
> loading a dump file into an existing repository can break date
> based revisions regardless if the load is done while the repository
> is r/w, r/o or offline.

That's correct.

> Is there a way to correct the "date based revision" problem, eg,
> could I dump the ENTIRE repository, re-create it and re-load? Will
> the dump be created in date order?

No, that wouldn't fix it. I am aware of svndumptool, which can merge
multiple dumpfiles into a single one, keeping things in chronological
order, but I think that requires each individual dumpfile to already
be in chronological order.


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