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Re: Moving repository across servers : storage format problem

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2010 14:04:23 -0400

On Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 13:24, Gingko <from_tigris_at_nospam.homelinux.org> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am trying to move a Subversion repository from one server (running Windows
> XP Professional SP3) to another (running Linux Debian 5 Lenny)
> The first server (on Windows) actually has Subversion installed through a
> VisualSVN GUI interface.
> The second server has Subversion version 1.5.1 installed from Debian packet
> (as it is the latest stable version provided by Debian).
> I first tried to just copy the directory from the first computer to the
> second one, and check if it works.
> But unfortunately, when trying to checkout the repository content, I got the
> following error message :
> "Format de stockage attendu entre '1' et '3' ; format trouvé '4'"
> (so in English, something like "Expected storage format between '1' and '3',
> found format '4'")
> Seeing that, I completely deleted the repository that I just copied, and I
> tried again, creating a new empty repository and moving using "svnadmin
> dump" on the first computer, and "svnadmin load" on the second one.
> But, more surprisingly, when trying to checkout, I still get this very same
> error message .... !!!???
> So I ask the question :
> How can I move repositories between computers running different OS,
> different versions of Subversion and different repository formats ?

This is precisely what svnadmin dump/load is designed to address. So,
step by step, how exactly did you do this? And are you certain that
you have only one version of all the Subversion libraries installed on
your Debian server?
Received on 2010-11-04 19:05:43 CET

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