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RE: Hotbackup fails on large file (>2Gb)

From: Natalya Pyalling <npyalling_at_valuecommerce.ne.jp>
Date: 2004-04-06 12:06:33 CEST

Hi Marc,

Thanks for quick response.

As far as I understand, you have to have a little downtime for repository users to do a repository backup. Is it right?

As far as i know, the reason of hotbackup failure is APR problem with large file support. Did you try to patch APR (as described in apr dev mail list)?

Do you have any other problems with large repository? I would very appreciate if you provide me any experience of maintaining large Subversion repository.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,
Natalya Pyalling.

-----Original Message-----
From: Marc Haisenko [mailto:haisenko@webport.de]
Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 2004 1:05 PM
To: Natalya Pyalling; users@subversion.tigris.org
Subject: Re: Hotbackup fails on large file (>2Gb)

On Tuesday 06 April 2004 08:59, Natalya Pyalling wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> I try to do hotbackup of Subversion repository.
> [svn@vcs backup]$ svnadmin hotcopy /var/Repository/repos1 ~svn/repos1
> svn: Can't copy '/var/Repository/repos1/db/strings' to
> '/home/svn/repos1/db/strings.tmp': File too large [svn@vcs backup]$
> The reason is large file.
> [svn@vcs backup]$ ls -l /var/Repository/repos1/db/strings
> -rw-rw-r-- 1 svn svn 2228891648 Apr 5 17:37
> /var/Repository/repos1/db/strings
> There is some information about system:
> 1. Subversion version - 1.0.1.
> 2. Kernel is 2.4.22-1.2174.nptl #1 Wed Feb 18 16:38:32 EST 2004 i686 i686
> i386 GNU/Linux 3. Glibc - 2.3.2 release 101.4
> What can I do with this? Is there any patch to fix it?
> Any help would be appreciated.
> Thank you.
> Sincerely yours,
> Natalya Pyalling.

I've got the very same problem... our workaround is to cpio the complete
repository directory. It's ugly, people will tell you it's a no-no, but it
works for us.

Marc Haisenko
Webport IT-Services GmbH
mailto: haisenko@webport.de
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