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Re: Hot backup changes

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2002-08-22 18:16:53 CEST

Michael Price <mprice@atl.lmco.com> writes:

> Blair Zajac writes:
> > I do need to sweat the log stuff doing the incremental backups.
> >
> > I plan on replacing the db backup solution with the svnadmin dump based
> > backup solution due to the large disk space that the db based backups
> > are using, I indicated my the first message in this thread.
> I guess I'm already lost then. With several of my repos at home, the
> gzip'd dump is several times LARGER than the gzip'd repository itself.
> Where exactly is the space savings? (or do I not understand what your
> doing?)

Yeah, I was going to ask this same question! A dumpfile doesn't have
*any* compression in it at all, the way our repository does. If a
file changes in some revision, the repository stores it as a diff, but
in the dumpfile the fulltext is always written out.

What's going on, Blair? I don't understand the itch you're

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