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Re: problems with large repository

From: Nathan Kidd <nathan-svn_at_spicycrypto.ca>
Date: 2006-11-29 16:38:51 CET

Alfonso Urdaneta wrote:
> ...as of right now, I have about 16k / 400M worth of files checked in
> to svn. Note that this is less than 1/3 of what I intend to put in
> there, which is why I am very concerned about scaling issues.

We regularly have working copies in the 25k file/500MB range, and have
never had problems. Other people have much larger repositories. I
don't think your issue is related to any inherent scaling issue in
Subversion.

> Checkouts fail,

How do they fail? What is the error message? Does it always fail at
the same point, on the same file?

> and when I do a cleanup, I get errors along the lines of
> C:\code\h60_fast\indra>svn cleanup svn: In directory
> 'JSAF4\trunk\libsrc\libphysdb\physdb_data' svn: Error processing
> command 'modify-wcprop' in 'JSAF4\trunk\libsrc\libphysdb\p
> hysdb_data' svn:
> 'JSAF4\trunk\libsrc\libphysdb\physdb_data\vehicle_US_LCU.rdr' is not
> under version control
>
> even though I can clearly see the file under viewvc.

A cleanup error message has to do with a broken working copy and isn't
related to the repository itself. Did the svn checkout actually crash?
  Unless it crashed hard I don't think it should ever leave the working
copy in a broken state. But then unless you're using 1.4.2 client maybe
it is a bug that's already been fixed.

> Server is linux, client is windows, I am running the command line svn
> client, not the tortoise one.

What OS versions on server and client?
What version of svn are you running on the server and client? Did you
build them yourself or are they the stock/distro binaries?
What server type (svnserve or apache)? What backend (fsfs or bdb)?

-Nathan

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