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Re: svn dump and load not preserving all files

From: Jeremy Conlin <jlconlin_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2010 13:32:49 -0700

On Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 1:05 PM, Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

I did redirect the output to a text file. The command never throws an
error, but never completes either. There should be 24 revisions in
the repository, but when I check out from the new server, there is
only 1, so something isn't working right.

Received on 2010-01-19 21:33:22 CET

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