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Re: Moving Repositories to New server

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2011 17:44:00 +0200

On Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 08:35:31AM -0700, David Chapman wrote:
> If the processor architectures differ, copying the repositories
> directly won't work unless changes to the repository format have
> been made recently. I had a problem when copying a repository from
> a 64-bit x86 machine to a 32-bit x86 machine, for example. (I think
> this was in 1.4.x, but it was years ago and I don't remember the
> details.) Solaris 10 suggests a SPARC machine as the source.
> Because of the byte ordering difference, I'd expect major trouble
> when copying a repository directly from a SPARC machine to an x86
> machine.

This only applies to repositories using the BDB backend.
There is no such problem with the FSFS backend because it uses flat files.
> I've used (and recommend) the svnsync approach recommended by
> another poster. Downtime can be even less than when copying
> repository directories directly.

Yes, it's another good alternative. But don't forget to run 'svnadmin
verify' on the synced copies, just to be safe.
Received on 2011-07-26 17:44:44 CEST

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