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From Branko Čibej <>
Subject Re: Subversion 1.8.9 repository access issue [Urgent]
Date Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:48:13 GMT
On 07.07.2014 14:11, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 7, 2014 at 7:14 AM, Branko Čibej <> wrote:
>> On 07.07.2014 12:48, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
>>> On Mon, Jul 7, 2014 at 3:23 AM, Branko Čibej <> wrote:
>>>> On 06.07.2014 23:54, Andreas Stieger wrote:
>>>> Berkeley DB databases can always be upgraded from older BDB versions with
>>>> db_upgrade, if the BDB version on the new server is incompatible with the
>>>> one on the old server. Nothing else should really matter.
>>> This is not necessarily reliable. I've encountered at least 4 BDB
>>> environments that worked as they were, but for which 'db_upgrade' was
>>> impossible. It even paid serious consulting rates while I backported a
>>> bunch of CentOS tools to work with an old BDB environment that someone
>>> had hand built and not written a usable 'export' function for.
>>> I have never found BDB to be stable or reliable enough for production use.
>> That's an answer to a different question. :)
> Clipping some material: no, it's not a different question. BDB
> databases *cannot* always be upgraded with db_upgrade, I thought I was
> clear about that.

The question that started this thread was why a BDB database could not
be opened. The answer is, because the BDB back-end was not built. We
don't even know that the old and new BDB versions are different.

-- Brane

Branko Čibej | Director of Subversion
WANdisco // Non-Stop Data

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