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From Mark Phippard <>
Subject Re: Questions about a script for regular backups
Date Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:01:27 GMT
On Thu, Aug 22, 2019 at 10:55 AM Anton Shepelev <> wrote:

> Mark Phippard to Anton Shepelev about hot copies:
> >>Are they portable across operating systems and
> >>filesystems? (I fear not)
> >
> >Yes, they are absolutely portable across OS and FS. As is
> >the repos itself.  The only issue when going across these
> >is managing the OS level permissions of the copy.  IOW, if
> >you run something as root the copy will tend to be owned by
> >root which might make it not ready for consumption without
> >a chown/chmod.
> >
> >I used to regular move fsfs repositories between an AS/400
> >EBCDIC server and Windows without issue.
> But SVN book has this:
>    As described in the section called "Berkeley DB", hot-
>    copied Berkeley DB repositories are not portable across
>    operating systems, nor will they work on machines with a
>    different "endianness" than the machine where they were
>    created.

Almost no one uses the BDB repository format.  The fsfs format became the
default in SVN 1.1 or 1.2 and it is the only format used anymore.


Mark Phippard

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