RE: Planning a SVN upgrade
From: Geoff Field <Geoff_Field_at_aapl.com.au>
Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2013 09:17:00 +1000
I am currently planning an upgrade from SVN 1.5 (using svnserve and
We have just upgraded our server from 1.2.3 to 1.8.1, including a move from Apache 2.0 to Apache2.2.
My thought was I could upgrade the SVN installation in place, bringing
If it were me, I would not upgrade the repositories. SVN 1.8 can just serve the old repositories. I would do the upgrade and only after I was using it for a while would I then consider to start doing a dump/load on the repositories. You could then do them one by one as desired. The main benefit in upgrading the repository is to use less disk space.
If you're going to do an upgrade on the repositories, make sure you back them up first. Then the disk space issue becomes moot, because the backups take space as well.
Yes, your clients can already be using 1.8 if they want to. There is no need to upgrade the client either before or after the server. Let the clients manage it. Only exception is if there are specific new features you want to implement across the board. If you do a lot of branching and merging, it would be a good idea for the people that do merge to all be using the same version. Likewise, there are other features that might be like this.
I concur. (Of course, Mark has a lot more SVN experience and in-depth knowledge than I do.) Leave it to the individual to decide whether to upgrade. There are very few cases where the server and client software are incompatible between versions. Mind you, I did have to do our upgrade to the server because version 1.8.x of the client doesn't play nicely with version 1.2.x of the server, in terms of adding new files and displaying logs. That's how I came to join the mailing lists in the first place.
I do not foresee
Just the URL to access the repository will change.
Even that doesn't have to change. We're using the same URLs.
Has anyone made a jump this large before? Any comments about my upgrade plan?
There is nothing unusual about this. People have jumped from 1.1 to 1.8.
In my case, 1.2 to 1.8. By comparison, 1.5 to 1.8 should be easy.
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