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From Maureen Barger <>
Subject Re: Planning a SVN upgrade
Date Thu, 05 Sep 2013 14:46:53 GMT
That is a great idea, Giulio. How do you then make the mirrored repo writable?

On Mon, Sep 2, 2013 at 4:47 AM, Giulio Troccoli
<> wrote:
> On 23/08/13 21:09, Maureen Barger wrote:
>> Hi -
>> I am currently planning an upgrade from SVN 1.5 (using svnserve and
>> ssh tunnel) to SVN 1.8.1 fronted with Apache and webdav using AD for
>> authNz.
>> We have about 50 repos. I'll be moving from an older Ubuntu 8 install
>> to Centos 6 x64.
>> My thought was I could upgrade the SVN installation in place, bringing
>> the repo up to 1.8 and then dump those repos and bring them online in
>> the new environment.
>> We currently use Eclipse as our IDE and Jenkins as our CI tool with
>> Nexus as the object repo. I was thinking to leave the upgrade of
>> Eclipse client and svnkit to the indiviidual so they can decide what
>> direction to take with their working copies et al. I do not foresee
>> any changes I would need to make to Jenkins or Nexus.
>> Has anyone made a jump this large before? Any comments about my upgrade
>> plan?
>> Thanks!
> Being a totally new server, may I suggest using svnsync instead of a
> dump/load cycle? It's very easy to set up, you can still use the old
> repositories while syncing and if you take care of using the same UUID on
> the new repository you might even be able to make the switch completely
> transparent to the clients.
> I did an upgrade about three years ago, I think from 1.4 to 1.6, and I used
> svnsync. It worked very well.
> I don't share others' concerns about not upgrading the repository (which
> will happen if you use svnsync). I don't see why now. Besides, using
> svnsync, you don't touch the old repositories at all so you still have the
> old format repos if you need them.
> Just my 2p

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