Re: svntar, anybody?
From: Talden <talden_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-07-03 13:32:44 CEST
If they're 'pulling' a latest snapshot on a granularity of a day then is
A required 2GB per client per day (400GB+) should be avoided if possible.
-- Talden On 7/3/07, Ph. Marek <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > Hello Ben! > > On Dienstag, 3. Juli 2007, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote: > > On 7/3/07, Ph. Marek <email@example.com> wrote: > > > I'd like to push the contents of some repository (say, 2GB) to many > > > (order of several hundred) machines at once, with a granularity of, > say, > > > a day. > > > > > > Believing (but not having benchmarked) that restoring file data from a > > > compressed repository is *much* more CPU-using than simply streaming > from > > > a RAID array, I thought that the easy way would be to generate a tar > > > file, and let the clients fetch it. > > > > If the repository itself is accessible, you can just 'svnadmin dump' > > and let clients fetch that. A dumpfile is extremely similar to a > > tarfile. > > > > If you're already planning on making several hundred machines "pull" > > repository data, why not have each of them just use svnsync to > > replicate (pull) the repository to their local disks? What's great > > about that is that only the most recent commits will be replicated > > each day. Clients can then run 'svn export' from their local > > repositories. > The clients need just the current snapshot, not the history. > And this is for the first setup, so the clients have no "old" version. > > > Or, if you want to avoid the CPU work of actually interpreting > > (decompressing) the repository data, > Yes, that's what I want! > > > just have each client machine use > > rsync to do daily pulls instead. > That's not what I want, because > -) they have no old version, so > -) rsync would have to push *all* files, anyway, and > -) as mentioned, a nice big tar file can be streamed very easily ... > With a directory structure of some hundred thousand files you can > get lost in seeks. > > > Thank you, anyway. > > > Regards, > > Phil > > --------------------------------------------------------------------- > To unsubscribe, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org > For additional commands, e-mail: email@example.com > >Received on Tue Jul 3 13:32:33 2007
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