Converting SVN repositories to FSFS
jeremy at jutley.org
Thu Nov 25 21:51:19 PST 2004
To the admins of the BLFS, hints, patches, and website LFS projects:
I'd like permission to, at some point in the near future, convert your
SVN repositories to a FSFS-backed repo, instead of the existing
db-backed repo. The main advantage to doing this is avoiding the need
to run the db_recover program to get the db back into sync again.
The conversion process would involve locking the repo down for approx
1/2 hour - no ability to commit during that time. Conversion involves
dumping the existing repo, then recreating the repo as a FSFS-backed
repo, then re-importing the data. From the user's perspective, there's
no change in accessing the data.
Please respond to me privately if permission is granted to do so. I
will find a time in which it is convenient for me to perform the
conversion, post a warning to the appropriate mailing list to ensure
there's no essential work happening with that repo, then after a
reasonable 5-10 minute time period, start the conversion, posting to the
list when the conversion is complete.
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