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From Branko ─îibej <>
Subject Re: Moving a repository with svn:externals using absolute paths (URLs)
Date Thu, 19 Jun 2014 08:09:58 GMT
On 19.06.2014 05:11, Geoff Field wrote:
>> From: Nico Kadel-Garcia
>> On Wed, Jun 18, 2014 at 9:35 PM, Geoff Field wrote:
>>> In our duplication effort, we also set all the permissions 
>>> on the old repositories to read-only, to limit the chances
>>> of cross-contamination.
> Just to be clear, I'm not talking about the FILE permissions
> here, merely the SVN access permissions.  To be really clear,
> the original repositories are only being kept as a paranoia
> measure, just in case our customers (or legal representatives)
> require unsullied history at some indefinite time in the future.
>>> Regards,
>>> Geoff
>> This. So much this. When people want to keep, and keep 
>> cross-merging, the contents of multiple distinct live 
>> repositories while work is being replicated and cross-merged 
>> from all of them, it's usually time to look for a new job: 
> The vast majority of those repositories have been unused for
> some years, and our development team is (now) small enough so
> that I can guarantee there was no work proceeding on any of
> them.  Naturally, I also shut down SubVersion while it was in
> progress, just in case.
>> someone has been excited by the shiny tools and forgotten 
> Ooh, shiny ... What were we talking about? ;-)
>> "source control is a 24x7, it must *work* and work *every 
>> time*" resource.
> Quite right.  That's why our repositories are on a RAID system
> (now a SAN, actually) with regular backup (including off-site).

Finally some SANity! You'd be surprised at how many SVN admins forget
that it's probably *the* best option. :)

-- Brane

Branko ─îibej | Director of Subversion
WANdisco // Non-Stop Data

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