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From "Bailey, Darragh" <dbai...@hp.com>
Subject RE: Svnsync - switching source and mirror
Date Tue, 02 Feb 2010 18:11:58 GMT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: C. Michael Pilato [mailto:cmpilato@collab.net] 
> Sent: 02 February 2010 17:58
> To: Bailey, Darragh
> Cc: users@subversion.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Svnsync - switching source and mirror

 
> All that 'svnsync init' does is set a bunch of revision 
> properties on r0 in
> the new mirror repository.
> 
> $ svn plist -v -r0 --revprop file:///usr/local/svn/subversion
> Unversioned properties on revision 0:
>   svn:sync-from-uuid
>     612f8ebc-c883-4be0-9ee0-a4e9ef946e3a
>   svn:sync-last-merged-rev
>     39208
>   svn:date
>     2001-08-31T04:23:30.644170Z
>   svn:sync-from-url
>     http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn
> $
> 
> To switch your notion of "source" and "sync" repository, 
> you'll need to set
> similar properties on the new "sync" repository.  But you'll 
> have to do so
> by hand (using 'svn pedit' or 'svn pset'), because 'svnsync 
> init' gets fussy
> if you aren't operating on a clean repository.  (In 
> Subversion's trunk --
> that is, 1.7.0-to-be -- I've added an --allow-non-empty 
> option to 'svnsync
> init' which allows you to init an already populated copy of a 
> repository as
> a mirror of the original.  No more hand-editing of those revprops.)
> 
> -- 
> C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato@collab.net>
> CollabNet   <>   www.collab.net   <>   Distributed 
> Development On Demand


Doh! Forgot to use the --revprop option, that's why I didn't see anything being set.

Thanks for the info, that should allow me to complete my documentation here for how to get
this working correctly.


--
Regards,
Darragh Bailey

Systems Software Engineer
Hewlett Packard Galway Ltd.

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