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From Eric Johnson <>
Subject Re: Moving SVN from one server to another
Date Mon, 23 Apr 2018 23:33:40 GMT
It should be OK to use rsync, so long as the "old server" is not in use and
the repositories are not being modified while you're syncing them.

Then, I strongly recommend a dump and load on the new server.


On Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 3:19 PM, Paul Greene <>

> Hello,
> I need to move a subversion deployment from an ancient Redhat server to a
> new Centos7 server.
> The old subversion server is running version 1.4.6-1. The new server is
> running 1.7.14-11.
> There's 110 different repositories on the old server, so I'm looking for
> an efficient way to move all of the old repositories to the new server.
> The old server has its repositories under "/data/subversion", so I created
> the same folder and sub-folder on the new server.
> Is it possible to do an NFS share of the /data/subversion folder on the
> new server, mount that share on the old server and just "cp -R --preserve *
> " to the new server to keep the same permissions and ownership? Will all
> the repos work correctly if copied over in that way?
> I tried a test of a couple of repo folders and it seemed to copy over and
> keep all the correct permission/ownership settings, but I'm not sure if the
> repos will still work correctly without doing something additional to them.
> Thanks,
> PG

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