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Re: svn dump and load not preserving all files

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2010 15:05:57 -0500

On Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 3:03 PM, Jeremy Conlin <jlconlin_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> I am migrating my repository to a new server.  This requires that I
> dump the original and the create a new repository on the new server
> and use the svnadmin load command to import everything.  I have been
> able to do this for a few of my repositories, but one in particular
> isn't working.  The dump file for this repository is > 9 GB.  The load
> command starts out, but never finishes.  The size of my repository
> gets to 2.1 GB and then it seems to stop even though the svnadmin load
> command is still running.  Eventually (> 24 hours) the command stops
> (finishes) but the size of my repository is only 2.1 GB when it should
> be around 9 GB.  Also, not all of the files have been restored.
> Is there a limit in the size of a dump file that can be used?  I would
> be surprised if that limit were around 9 GB.  I'm sure there are
> repositories that are much larger than that.
> Any ideas on what could be wrong?

Did you direct the svnadmin output to a file that you could tail and
look for problems?

FWIW, the final size of the repository ought to be significantly
smaller than the dump file. I'd check for things like the final
number of revisions. If the command did not throw an error, it
probably worked.

Mark Phippard
Received on 2010-01-19 21:06:30 CET

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