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Re: Large repository

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2004-04-14 01:43:12 CEST

John Aldridge wrote:
> We've progressed a bit in our evaluation of subversion; and have,
> apparently successfully, done a trial import of our old RCS repository,
> using cvs2svn. It took 36 hours to process the 6,500 or so files, and
> generated around 25,000 revisions.
> We were surprised that the result is so much bigger than the original
> RCS files: just over 1GB rather than 320MB. It this expected, or is
> something wrong? We'd hoped that the results would be smaller if
> anything, because of the better handling of binary files. The space is
> nearly all taken by "db/strings" file.

Would it be possible for you to make your abnormally large repository
available for debugging?

If so, please run the following:

cd path/to/your/repos/db
db_checkpoint -1
for i in *s; do
   db_dump -kp $i | bzip2 -c > $i.bdbdump.bz2

and place the .bdbdump.bz2 files on a web/ftp server.


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