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From Pavel Lyalyakin <>
Subject Re: Upgrading visual svn server from 3.7.0 using svn 1.9.7 - how?
Date Mon, 05 Oct 2020 09:18:12 GMT

On Fri, Oct 2, 2020 at 7:24 PM Bo Berglund <> wrote:

> We are using this setup:
> - Main server is running on Windows Server 16 Standard using VisualSVN
> version 3.7.0, which apparently uses svn 1.9.7

Usually you just need to download and run the VisualSVN Server installer to
upgrade the server. Please, read the article KB161: Upgrading to VisualSVN
Server 4.2 <> before
beginning the upgrade. The article includes pre- and post- upgrade
checklists to ensure smooth upgrade.

> - The server is using svnsync nightly to synchronize over the Internet
> to a mirror SVN server version 1.9.7 running on Ubuntu 18.04 Server on
> a different location entirely.
> No user operations are allowed on the mirror, it is just a backup.

> My problem is this:
> The VisualSVN server is seriously out of date and needs to be
> upgraded. In its own management console it suggests upgrading to 4.2.2
> but does not say which version of svn will then be running.
> In fact it seems like they are intentionally hiding the svn version in
> their web pages.. :(
> And I suspect that there might be problems concerning the svnsync
> commands if the backup mirror server is not upgraded to the same svn
> version, right?

But how do I do that on Ubuntu when I cannot find out which svn
> version they use?
> Or does it not matter, i.e. can the main and mirror servers be using
> different svn versions?
> --
> Bo Berglund
> Developer in Sweden

With best regards,
Pavel Lyalyakin
VisualSVN Team

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