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Size of hotbackup.py files versus svnadmin dump files

From: Edmund Lian <elian_at_inbrief.net>
Date: 2003-05-16 17:51:26 CEST

I just noticed that a dump of an entire repository is much smaller than
the sum of files that hotbackup.py creates. In my case, 129Mb for the
dump file versus 429Mb for hotbackup.py

I presume the difference arises from the Berkeley DB files being quite
sparse. Is there anything that one can do to pack them down a bit better
for a hotbackup?

Also, given that a full dump contains all all the information needed to
recreate a repository, why doesn't the hotbackup script simply do a dump

This would save an enormous amount of space. E.g., a tarred/gzipped dump
of my repository is just 28Mb versus 429Mb from hotbackup.py!!!


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