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From Stefan Sperling <>
Subject Re: SVN repo cross-platform compatibility
Date Wed, 26 Oct 2011 11:28:55 GMT
On Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 12:23:46PM +0100, Neil Bird wrote:
>   Whilst suffering a subversion server outage, it's made me wonder:
> we currently produce nightly backups of our repos via 'hotcopy' from
> the server's local drive to a network store.
>   If the server were to die, would I be able to take those copies
> and place them under a server on a new box *with a different OS*?
> Or would I have to create a temporary server with the original OS,
> copy them to that, and svndump them and import them elsewhere?
>   In this case, it's a Solaris server, dunno what processor [I'll
> check when it's back up!], and I'd consider moving it to an x86
> Linux server.

With FSFS repositories, yes, it will work if you copy the files
onto the new system from the network store (it might not if you try
to mount a disk from the old system on the new system directly, then
it depends on OS filesystem support and endianness handling).

With BDB repositories, it will not work, so you should dump/load.

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