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Re: Size of hotbackup.py files versus svnadmin dump files

From: Michael Wood <mwood_at_its.uct.ac.za>
Date: 2003-05-17 11:59:29 CEST

On Fri, May 16, 2003 at 03:14:56PM -0400, Edmund Lian wrote:
> svnadmin dump --> 129Mb file
> hotbackup.py --> 429Mb directory tree
> svnadmin dump + tar --> 88Mb file
> hotbackup.py + tar --> 28Mb file

Why bother running "tar" on a single file (repos dump)? The point of
tar is to package up multiple files into one file (or onto tape, but
I'll ignore that for now.) If you already have one file, there's no
point. Just gzip/bzip2 it.

Michael Wood <mwood@its.uct.ac.za>
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