Move Powerbuilder repository

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Move Powerbuilder repository

Post by jeff » Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:59 pm

Hello Jussij,

still online ;-)

I'd be glad if you'd share your comment on this: Still have to use Powerbuilder 12.5.2, and get connected to SVN through AgentSVN. Now we have to finally move our release 1.6 repository to a SVN server release 1.9 on another host. Might it be possible just to move the repository via svndump, make our related DNS name point to the new server - and simply continue to work with our working copies? I know the WC's have a more recent format - could I just update them e.g. by TortoiseSVN - will PB and AgentSVN be ok with that?

Thank you very much!

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Re: Move Powerbuilder repository

Post by jussij » Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:22 pm

Agent SVN uses the SVN client (svn.exe) itself to connect with the Subversion repository.

So this means all you need to do is insure that the version of svn.exe found in the system PATH can connect to your new repository.

How you create that new repository is up to you.

Now, in the Agent SVN configuration dialog there is a check box to use the built-in svn client and all this option does is put the svn client that was installed along with Agent SVN first in the PATH.

Basically it puts this folder first first in the PATH:

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c:\Program Files (x86)\AgentSVN\Subversion
So if that client works then you are good to go.

However if you start to see subversion errors then it might mean the client is too old and that means you will need to uncheck that option and supply your own SVN client via the system PATH.

Finally if the SVN repository URL changes what I would do is:

1. Setup the new URL in the Agent SVN configuration dialog.

2. Open the PowerPuilder project and in the workspace setting just rebind the project to the new URL.

The Agent SVN help file (i.e.Help button) has a section that describes rebinding and how the AUX Path is a combination of the root subversion URL and a project folder in the repository.

I would suggest reading those two help topics.

Cheers Jussi

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Re: Move Powerbuilder repository

Post by jeff » Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:14 pm

Dear Jussi,

I'll need time to consider and give it a try. For now I don't want to miss to say "thank you very much"!

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