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Re: I lost 7 bdb repositories yesterday!

From: Nick Vargish <nav_lists_at_bandersnatch.org>
Date: 2005-07-01 17:50:19 CEST

> - Does fsfs solve the fragility issues that bdb seems to have? If
> moving the repositories to fsfs will make these problems a thing of
> the past, I'm there.

Condolences on your situation. I can only type from personal experience,
but when we were using bdb repositories we would have occasional flake-
outs due to the repositories getting wedged, and at least once I was
unable to recover with svnadmin, having to restore from nightly dumps.

Since I've switched all the repositories at work to fsfs, we've had
no problems with the repositories whatsoever. And we're using subversion
a lot more heavily now than we were back in the bdb days.

I also found that keeping up to date with SleepyCat updates and Subversion
updates was unwieldy and sometimes frustrating. The dependency on bsddb
libraries seemed like a serious weakness for svn, in my opinion. I was
relieved when fsfs was introduced, and I've been very happy with how
well it's worked out.


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