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Re: Subversion Server Replacement Query

From: <corneil.duplessis_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:47:18 +0200

The subversion documentation doesn't advise copying the repositories to a
new 'machine' or installation.
I have always used dump and load. I repository that was converted from CVS
with more than 50k files, 2-3million lines of code and 15years old was 3GB
in side and took 2 hours to dump and load.
I am not sure what you have that will take a week.

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On 20 September 2017 at 14:27, Saleh, Mai <Mai_Saleh_at_mentor.com> wrote:

> I will really appreciate, if you could help in “Can I know please what
> will be the risk to use rsync as it worked in our tests.”
>
> Why do we have to take dump and load, that will take week due to number
> and size, if you can clarify why not just take a copy of current
> repositories to new shared area via rsync, will be great J
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> *Thanks & BRs*
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> *Mai Saleh*
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> *IT Global Technologies & Infrastructure*
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> *Software Tools Engineer*
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> *From:* corneil.duplessis_at_gmail.com [mailto:corneil.duplessis_at_gmail.com]
> *Sent:* Wednesday, September 20, 2017 2:15 PM
> *To:* Saleh, Mai <Mai_Saleh_at_mentor.com>
> *Cc:* users_at_subversion.apache.org
> *Subject:* Re: Subversion Server Replacement Query
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> The user's working copies should be fine. In my experience older clients
> are fine with newer servers and newer clients are fine with older workspace
> formats.
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> *Corneil du Plessis*
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> about.me/corneil
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> On 20 September 2017 at 12:29, Saleh, Mai <Mai_Saleh_at_mentor.com> wrote:
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> Hi Corneil,
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> Thanks a million for your reply.
>
> It has been years since we use NFS, so no worries about that.
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> Can I know please what will be the risk to use rsync as it worked in our
> tests.
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> Do users need to create a new working copies after moving to new version?
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>
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> *Thanks & BRs*
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>
>
> *Mai Saleh*
>
> *IT Global Technologies & Infrastructure*
>
> *Software Tools Engineer*
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> *From:* corneil.duplessis_at_gmail.com [mailto:corneil.duplessis_at_gmail.com]
> *Sent:* Wednesday, September 20, 2017 12:23 PM
> *To:* Saleh, Mai <Mai_Saleh_at_mentor.com>
> *Cc:* users_at_subversion.apache.org
> *Subject:* Re: Subversion Server Replacement Query
>
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> In short:
>
> Don't host on NFS or any remote filesystem.
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> It is better to dump and import, you can do the dump with old or new
> version but will only benefit from all new features and stability with the
> repository in the newer version.
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> *Corneil du Plessis*
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> about.me/corneil
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> On 20 September 2017 at 11:06, Saleh, Mai <Mai_Saleh_at_mentor.com> wrote:
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> Hi Subversion Support,
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>
> Please advise as we need to move subversion from old server with OS RH5U3
> to RH7U3, all of our repositories are hosted on NFS share.
>
> SVN version on old server is 1.6.x and new server has version 1.9.7.
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> Plan is to rsync old shared area hosting repositories to new shared area
> and copy configuration files to the same path on new server. So
> repositories and configuration files will be in exact paths. Then we will
> rename new server with original server name.
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> Initial test succeeded, but we need to know is there anything that we need
> to take care of, do we have to use dump and load as that will take lots of
> time, due to history and size of repositories.
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> Do users need to create a new working copies?
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> *Thanks & BRs*
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> *Mai Saleh*
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> *IT Global Technologies & Infrastructure*
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> *Software Tools Engineer*
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