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Re: svnsync large files

From: Julian Foad <julian.foad_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2009 16:28:03 +0000

On Thu, 2009-10-29, Bitts, Dan wrote:
> I’m running svnsync on RHEL5 svn version 1.6.5 CollabNet binaries
> syncing to a remote RHEL5 version 1.4.5 CollabNet binaries repository.
> If the source repository contains a very large binary file (roughly
> 500Mb) the sync will crash with varying messages (usually source
> timeout related).

It doesn't sound like a memory consumption problem, but the only thing
in the issue tracker that sounds at all similar is "svnsync runs out of
memory syncing mythtv repository"
<http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=3478>. Could you
watch the memory consumption and see if your issue looks at all similar
to this issue?

And please show us the exact output when it does "crash", several
examples if they're varying.

Can you try to narrow it down to a reproducible test case, perhaps by
creating a test repository that contains only a check-in of your big
file and syncing that?

- Julian

> Using svnadmin dump, svndumpfilter exclude, svnadmin load to filter
> out the very large file the repository will sync. The source
> repository is roughly 4Gb and has just under 900 revs; the very large
> file was added around rev 800. We have other more reasonable binaries
> in the source that seem to go across just fine. We added and
> committed the file using tortoise on XP without any problems, and
> check it out frequently with a variety of clients.

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