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From Nico Kadel-Garcia <>
Subject Re: Sync-ing two SVN repositories
Date Thu, 23 Jul 2015 01:03:27 GMT
On Wed, Jul 22, 2015 at 4:04 AM, Branko ─îibej <> wrote:
> On 22.07.2015 02:41, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
>> On Tue, Jul 21, 2015 at 3:58 AM, Andreas Stieger <> wrote:
>>>> Even if you have two repositories that are identical to each other, one of
them will need to be designated the "master", and that will be the one that all commits are
made to.
>>>> Subversion is a one-central-repository system.
>>> Unless of course one of the lesser known features is used:
>>> Cross-repository copies and merges actually work (to not use the term "supported").
Copies/moves will become additions, inter-revision history is compessed and there is no merge
tracking. See the three-agrument (copy or) merge syntax "svn merge A@N A@M .", where A and
"." refer to different repositories.
>>> Not that it's recommended in the user's case, but it should be mentioned.
>>> Best approach in the svn space for Mani would be vendor branches based on the
information shared.
>> Or investing in a genuine multi-master version of Subversion, which
>> Wandisco sells. Simply spending some money instead of investing in
>> hours of hacking and refactoring to make things work for your own
>> special needs is sometimes.... well, more expensive in other ways.
> I have trouble understanding why you keep plugging for SVN MultiSite on
> this list. Have you ever actually used it?

Only in testing. It performed well, I've met some Wandisco developers
at SVNday in Berlin some years back, and it continues to get good

When what I see is nails sticking up out of the floor, and the wall,
and later out people's chairs or old carpet takc pulling free, well,
there's this hammer in the toolbox. And as soon as one gets
"cross-repository copies and merges" to support in a customized local
setup with all the backup and failover requirements, well, a bag of
nails and a good hammer is what you'd use on a home project instead of
having to do dovetailed mortises or 3D printing some screws.

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