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Re: SVN dump & load vs ftp

From: Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2011 23:34:34 -0400

On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 7:44 AM, Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 7:26 AM, Phil Pinkerton <pcpinkerton_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>> Besides the time what is the advantage of svn dump & load vs ftp for moving
>> a Repository to a new location ?
>> What type of  "clean-up" might take place to reduce disk space when using
>> the dump & load method vs ftp ?
> Dump/Load of a repository using the same format repository should give
> the same results.  If you are moving to a newer format repository

Dump/load does *not* reproduce hook scripts or authenticaton
configuratons, that kind of repository metadata has to be mirrored
separately. Even "hotcopy" doesn't handle file ownership completely.

> where there have been changes to reduce space then you might see a
> reduction.  For example, repositories created with SVN 1.6 only stores
> files whose contents are identical once.  This can potentially save
> space depending on how many identical files you have.  The repository
> format is not always changed to reduce space, so you really would have
> to look at what the new format brings for changes.
> --
> Thanks
> Mark Phippard
> http://markphip.blogspot.com/
Received on 2011-09-22 05:35:10 CEST

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