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Re: Copy and Reduce the size of SVn repos

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2015_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Sun, 8 Mar 2015 23:33:14 -0500

On Mar 7, 2015, at 10:57 PM, Rajesh Kumar wrote:

> I have one Huge SVN repos which is around 1TB in terms of size. I have two requirement as follows and i would like to know the best approach to be followed to save time and effort.
> 1. Duplicating the whole repos of 1TB in shorter span of time and create another SVN repos.
> 2. How to reduce the Repos size drastically without impacting the integrity and version of the files? Here my repos size is 1TB and i want to make it smaller without deleting any files? what are the ways of doing so.....?

How long has your repository been in operation? With what version of Subversion did you create it originally?

I ask because newer versions of Subversion store revisions more efficiently than older versions. If your repository was created with, say, Subversion 1.4, and you dump it and load the dump into a new repository created by Subversion 1.8, it will probably be smaller on disk, while containing exactly the same data. There may also be settings you can set in the new repository (before loading) that would make it even smaller.
Received on 2015-03-09 05:34:50 CET

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