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Flattening a repository.

From: David Mills <dmills_at_enki.fr>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2009 18:09:55 +0100

First of all, hello to the list.

I'm currently administering a repository which is used for document
synchronisation and transfer between 2 sites.

Over the years, the size of this repository has grown to represent over
12Gb. Most of which consists of redundant change sets (deleted files

I would like to improve this situation by flattening the repository so
that only 3-6 months of changes are kept.

My plan was to use the following command to do this:

svnadmin dump enki_old/ -r {`date --date="6 months ago" +%Y-%m-%d`}:HEAD
| svnadmin load enki

The problem is that using this command I invalidate every checkout of
the repository (I get invalid revision errors). Re-checking out will be
onerous for me as the checkouts are around 4Gb in size, and a lot of our
users are non-technical.

Is there any way for me to do this operation in a way that my users can
just update their checkouts to be in sync with the new repository?

Thank you for your time


David Mills
Enki Technologies
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