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Re: Issues Loading a svn 1.4.2 dump on another server running 1.6.5 ?

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2009 09:27:13 -0400

Please Reply to All so the whole list sees your replies, not just me.

On Fri, Aug 28, 2009 at 09:24, Phil Pinkerton<pcpinkerton_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 28, 2009 at 9:12 AM, Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Aug 28, 2009 at 09:07, Phil Pinkerton<pcpinkerton_at_gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> > I have a client that insists he needs to keep his svn 1.4.2 repository,
>> > but
>> > he wants it moved to a new server that is running svn 1.6.5.
>> >
>> > Will the load maintain the 1.4.2  version on the 1.6.5 server ?
>> svnadmin dump only keeps the data, not the repository format or the
>> Subversion libraries themselves.
>> svnadmin dump/load will migrate his data to the new server, but it
>> will be running Subversion 1.6.5 and have all the latest features,
>> like FSFS directory sharding & packing, merge tracking, etc. Unless he
>> has a very good reason to stick with 1.4.2 (like a bug in 1.6.5 that
>> does not exist in 1.4.2), the upgrade is a good thing.
> I agree, however they are afraid the svn tools and plugins they currently
> use will not function on 1.6.5.

Those fears are most likely unfounded, unless they're using API
functionality that has significantly changed (which shouldn't happen),
they went directly to the repository database instead of using the
API, or they relied upon buggy behavior which has been fixed.

> Another alternative is they have an older test repo that was created as
> 1.4.2, then the server was upgraded to 1.6.5. so perhaps there is a way to
> update the the older 1.4.2 repo that resides on the upgraded 1.6.5 server
> using the data on the current 1.4.2 server ?

I have no idea what you're trying to say here.


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