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Re: estimate size of dump?

From: Hyrum K. Wright <hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 20:19:00 -0600

On Feb 12, 2009, at 1:29 PM, Hari Kodungallur wrote:

>
> On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 8:37 AM, Justin Case <send_lotsa_spam_here_at_yahoo.com
> > wrote:
> --- On Wed, 2/11/09, Hari Kodungallur wrote:
> > > 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.
> >
> > I am not sure if there is a way to estimate the size of the
> > dump. However, you can use the hot copy as a repository. The hot
> copy is
> > identical to your repository (no need to "load").
>
> My plan is to upgrade the repository from 1.4 to 1.5 so I kind of
> need that load :)
>
>
>
> No, you can not use the hotcopy for an upgrade. Hotcopy is, well a
> hot copy. It is a method to back up your repository without bringing
> down the server (i.e, with no downtime). It creates an exact copy of
> the repository that you can use to backup.
>
> The hotcopy, as mentioned, is an exact copy. So one thing you could
> try is to test an upgrade on the hotcopy using 'svnadmin upgrade'
> and see if it works for you (it should). If that works, then you
> don't need any dump / load.

Actually, in place of hotcopy, why don't you try svnsync? You can
load the new repository while the old one is still online, minimizing
the amount of time cutting over to the new repository.

-Hyrum

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