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RE: How Big A Dump File Can Be Handled?

From: Geoff Field <Geoff_Field_at_aapl.com.au>
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2013 17:13:21 +1000

> From: Ben Reser
> Sent: Wednesday, 21 August 2013 17:07 PM
> On 8/20/13 11:29 PM, Geoff Field wrote:
> > Note that we have the old version 1.2.3 server software installed at
> > the C:\Program Files\Subversion location, and later versions
> > are stored under other locations, with the path set to point
> > to the new version.
> > I'm creating the new repositories with the old version for
> > those (hopefully rare) occasions when we need to switch back
> > to the old server version.

I should have added that any new repositories are being created with the new version of the tools. The old server software is only being kept around for legacy stuff.

> You can create old format repositories with the new tools via
> the following flags to create:
> --pre-1.4-compatible
> --pre-1.5-compatible
> --pre-1.6-compatible
> and with 1.8 (when we got a clue that the above was getting silly):
> --compatible-version

Handy to know. I recall seeing that sort of thing go flying by on the lists recently. One of these days I might have cause to use it.

> So you don't actually need to keep old versions of svnadmin
> around in order to do that.

But to work with the BDB repositories (just in case I ever have to again), I will still need the old version of svnadmin.

Given that we're one of those companies that get audited for process conformance (we're in the middle of one right now), it's better to be safe than sorry.



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