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Re: possible large repository problems...

From: Neil Gower <neilg_at_digitalextremes.com>
Date: 2004-07-15 00:05:10 CEST

kfogel@collab.net wrote:

> Neil Gower <neilg@digitalextremes.com> writes:
>>3. Does the 2GB file limit affect any other areas of svn?
>>I ask because clients have suddenly started timing out on one of our
>>(large) repositories, using http:// or file://. Maybe it's something
>>else, but I thought I'd check before I start worrying about drive
>>failures and such.
> I don't know. If they up their 'http-timeout' parameters in their
> ~/.subversion/servers files, does the problem go away?
> Oh wait, you said this is happening even with file:// ??? How can
> there even be a "timeout" error with file:// access, hmmm...

Looks like it was a wedged repository (phew!). Running "svnadmin
recover" took a really long time (left it overnight), which made things
a bit tense. :-o That's with a 6GB+ repository. Do you expect the
changes in 1.1 will improve performance on this sort of thing? Maybe
switching to the fs-backend (won't have to run recover any more at least)?

So just to double check, there are no (known) limits on repository size,
  other than the hot-backup issue?

Neil Gower
Brainbox Games
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Received on Thu Jul 15 00:06:08 2004

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