VisualSVN Server 3.6 provides the following new features and notable enhancements:

  • Backup and Restore for Subversion repositories.
  • Built-in Background Jobs service.
  • Configurable TLS/SSL compatibility levels.

There are many other significant improvements related to various VisualSVN Server features that are listed in the VisualSVN Server 3.6.0 changelog.

Upgrade to VisualSVN Server 3.6 is recommended for all users. Upgrade is easy and straightforward, but we strongly advise that you read the KB103: Upgrading to VisualSVN Server 3.6 article beforehand (especially if you are upgrading from versions older than VisualSVN Server 3.0).

Backup and Restore for Subversion repositories

VisualSVN Server 3.6 introduces the Backup and Restore feature that supports full and incremental backups and provides an easy, fast and straightforward way to restore them when needed. The feature helps you make daily backups of the repositories of any size. What is more, the Backup and Restore feature in VisualSVN Server is very easy to setup and maintain.

The Backup and Restore feature was specifically designed for Subversion repositories and enables highly effective hot backup capabilities. In conjunction with scheduled repository verification, the Backup and Restore feature provides a reliable data protection from human errors and software or hardware failures.

Setting up the backup for your Subversion repositories from scratch is only a matter of minutes. For step-by-step instructions, please see the article KB106: Getting Started with Backup and Restore.

Built-in Background Job service

VisualSVN Server 3.6 introduces built-in support for background jobs. This feature allows you to easily schedule background jobs for routine maintenance operations such as repository backup and verification. VisualSVN Server Manager provides a simple but powerful interface that allows you to configure and maintain multiple background jobs with different schedules.

More background job types are expected to be available in the future releases of VisualSVN Server.

Configurable TLS/SSL security compatibility levels

VisualSVN Server 3.6 allows administrators to choose from three TLS/SSL security compatibility levels that enable certain versions of TLS or SSL protocols and certain cipher suites. This configurable option is available on Network tab on VisualSVN Server Properties dialog in VisualSVN Server Manager console.

The main idea for the compatibility levels in VisualSVN Server corresponds to the recommendations provided by Mozilla's Operations Security group. These levels help administrators to select the compatibility and security level that best suits their environment and requirements.

For further information please read the article KB105: Understanding TLS/SSL compatibility levels in VisualSVN Server.

Upgrade and compatibility concerns

Upgrade to VisualSVN Server 3.6 is recommended for all users. Read the KB103: Upgrading to VisualSVN Server 3.6 article before upgrading. Upgrade is free for Standard Edition users and all customers who have an active maintenance subscription for VisualSVN Server Enterprise Edition licenses.