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Re: SVN 1.6 Question: 'svnadmin pack' workflow

From: Hyrum K. Wright <hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu>
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2009 21:31:39 -0500

On Mar 25, 2009, at 6:45 PM, Daniel Becroft wrote:

> Hey all,
> I just have a question regarding the new shard packing functionality
> for 1.6 repositories. It's not clear from the release notes what the
> intended workflow process is for packing a repository.
> Once a repository has been 'packed', is the packing of any
> subsequent shard directories automatic, or is 'svnadmin pack'
> required to be run on a regular basis to pack these files?
> If the packing is automatic, then I'm assuming this will be
> automatically turned on for new 1.6 repositories?
> We are currently running a 1.5 repository with approx. 5500
> revisions. I'm intenting to upgrade this to 1.6 via a dump/load
> process.

It is not automatic. Since packing requires an unknown amount of
time, the administrator needs to manually pack the repository.
Alternately, the admin could install a cron job to do the packing.
(Packing an already packed repo is effectively a no-op.)



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