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From Branko Čibej <br...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Subversion Server Replacement Query
Date Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:32:48 GMT
On 20.09.2017 11:06, Saleh, Mai wrote:
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> Hi Subversion Support,
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> Please advise as we need to move subversion from old server with OS
> RH5U3 to RH7U3, all of our repositories are hosted on NFS share.
>

Don't Do That

> SVN version on old server is 1.6.x and new server has version 1.9.7.
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> Plan is to rsync old shared area hosting repositories to new shared
> area and copy configuration files to the same path on new server. So
> repositories and configuration files will be in exact paths. Then we
> will rename new server with original server name.
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> Initial test succeeded, but we need to know is there anything that we
> need to take care of,
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Yes. Do not put your repositories on an NFS share. That is not
guaranteed to work correctly (because file renames over NFS are not atomic).

> do we have to use dump and load as that will take lots of time, due to
> history and size of repositories.
>

No, the 1.9 server can use repositories created by version 1.6, but you
will not get all the new features and performance enhancements; see:

http://subversion.apache.org/docs/release-notes/1.7.html#new-feature-compatibility-table
http://subversion.apache.org/docs/release-notes/1.8.html#new-feature-compatibility-table
http://subversion.apache.org/docs/release-notes/1.9.html#new-feature-compatibility-table

>  Do users need to create a new working copies?
>

No.

-- Brane

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