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Re: older versions of the subversion server

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2010b_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2010 15:20:30 -0500

On Jun 17, 2010, at 15:09, Alin wrote:

>> Note that Subversion 1.4.x and earlier are unsupported by now, and when 1.7.0 comes out, support for 1.5.x will be dropped. Why do you need to use such an old version?
> That is a very good question.
> Our subversion server has not been updated in a while and it is still on version 1.4.2. I was looking into updating it to take advantage of the new merge tracking features (among others).
> Since we are using such an old version, I wanted to replicate our production environment on a test server (thus requiring version 1.4.2) and performing the upgrade there first.

Ah, ok.

> Do you think I am being overly cautious? What are the chances for a problem to occur in the upgrade process?

It would probably be sufficient to install Subversion 1.6.x on the test server, and copy your repository from the production server to the test server. Then test your upgrade strategy.

One good way to copy the repository would be to "svnadmin dump" on the production server and "svnadmin load" on the test server. This would automatically upgrade the repository to the latest most efficient format.
Received on 2010-06-17 22:21:17 CEST

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