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Re: Dump sizes

From: Chris Jensen <cjensen_at_edex.com.au>
Date: 2005-06-25 10:10:33 CEST

John Szakmeister wrote:
> I believe when that line was written, we didn't have some of the
> options we do now. Also, given that your repository is so small, I'm
> not surprised that the dump is smaller than the repository. It takes
> a little bit before overcoming other overheads in the storage
> backend. :-)
> As long as you aren't seeing errors in the dump process, you're fine.

Thanks for that explanation John.

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
>> "By default, the dump file will be quite largeómuch larger than the
>> repository itself."
>> However, I'm having a look at my repository and the backups:
>> Original Repository size 11 MB
>> svnadmin --deltas -r 0:408 2.4 MB
> "By default" means, "the way 'svnadmin dump' behaves with no switches"
> -- such as ones that do compression. :-)
> Try running just 'svnadmin dump repos > dumpfile". The result should
> be a lot bigger than 11 MB.

Thanks Ben, I'm aware that --delta's does compress, however 11MB to
2.4MB is quite a high compression ratio, which was why I was concerned.

If you read the rest of my original post, I did indeed then try a plain
svnadmin dump which was still only 5.8 MB - about half the size of my

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