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From Bob Archer <Bob.Arc...@amsi.com>
Subject RE: subversion upgrade from 1.4.3 to 1.6.12
Date Fri, 06 Aug 2010 14:20:08 GMT
> On Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 9:59 AM, Kriparam Faraday
> <mailkrips@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > We have an existing subversion setup running using
> apache(mod_dav_svn). We
> > are looking to upgrade the subversion from 1.4.3 to 1.6. Can
> someone guide
> > me the steps needed in upgrading it?
> 
> I strongly urge you to:
> 
> * Move aside yoru orignal repository to block access to it.
> * Archive that to tape.
> * Install the new Subversion.
> * Use "svnadmin hotcopy" to copy the old repository to a new
> locaiton.
> * Test that location.
> * Move the hotcopy over to the old location.
> * Enjoy.
> 
> >
> > 1) Do we need to just upgrade the module(mod_dav_svn). If yes, is
> there a
> > way to find out which version of mod_dav_svn I need to use?
> 
> Update the package. You probably need the newer libraries.
> 
> > 2) Doesnt apache need to be upgraded in order for the svn module
> to be
> > compatible with it? if so, is there a way to find out the correct
> apache
> > version?
> 
> No.
> 
> > 3) Since the subversion is being accessed through apache, am I
> right in
> > assuming I dont need to touch svnserve or any of the
> installations
> > pertaining to that for this upgrade?
> 
> Please do. Updating the repository and related tools buys you a
> stack
> of useful fixes, such as better warnings about password storage,
> and
> better handling of EOL in log files, and every other Subversion
> patch
> since 1.4.
> 
> > 4) After the upgrade, how do I go about upgrading the svn
> repositories?
> 
> See above. Backup, update software, do svnadmin hotcopy.
> 

Wouldn't he have to run svnadmin upgrade or do a dump/load to get the repository in the newest
version format to take advantage of the new storage / merge features?

BOb

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