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Re: estimate size of dump?

From: Toby Thain <toby_at_telegraphics.com.au>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2009 15:20:38 -0500

On 11-Feb-09, at 12:54 PM, Andy Levy wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 07:50, Justin Case
> <send_lotsa_spam_here_at_yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Is there a way to estimate the size of a repository dump _before_
>> generating it? My 25G repository filled 75G of dump then bailed
>> out because of lack of disk space, so I'd like to know how much
>> more space do I need to buy. Before you go telling me "get
>> yourself a 1T external disk" I must underline that we have heaps
>> of policies for requesting storage, for using storage, for NAS and
>> SAN and RAID and whatnot so I really need to know how much I
>> should ask for.
> There isn't a good way, unfortunately.

I imagine the OP's problem may be solved by piping the dump to wc -c

$ svnadmin dump /var/svn/telegraphics/icoformat/ -q --incremental |
wc -c


>> Or can I load a hot copy instead of a dump for restoring a
>> repository? Probably not, but I'm really unsure what that hot copy
>> can be useful for.
> Depends on what you need the hotcopy for.
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