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From Geoff Hoffman <ghoff...@cardinalpath.com>
Subject Re: What's the process to svnsync a larger repository
Date Fri, 02 Mar 2012 16:20:00 GMT
On Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 9:13 AM, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 9:41 AM, Geoff Hoffman <ghoffman@cardinalpath.com>
> wrote:
> > I'm learning some gotchas with svnsync this week. As per my typical
> method
> > of learning I try 3 wrong ways before finally realizing the right way to
> do
> > most things.
> >
> > We have about a 1GB svn repo on Ubuntu at -r 3738, and I'm trying to get
> it
> > mirrored on Win 7 running VisualSVN.
> >
> > I created the mirror repository fine, ran svnsync init and svnsync sync
> on
> > it, then as it started going from -r 1, -r 2, -r 3..., I realized it
> would
> > take a week or more to fetch all nearly 4K commits.
>
> Slow is one thing - but that sounds unreasonable.  Is there some
> network issue involved?  Maybe you can svnsync on a nearby machine,
> then copy or move the resulting repo once it is caught up.
>
> --
>   Les Mikesell
>    lesmikesell@gmail.com
>


The speed issue is that I'm storing the mirror repo on a slow computer, on
a USB Drobo that is in turn being backed up to an online backup service.


Good news- Thanks guys, looks like I got it syncing forward from -r 3738!

Here's cmd output from Windows box -- hopefully it helps someone in the
future.


X:\Repositories>svn propset --revprop -r0 svn:sync-last-merged-rev 3738
http://mirror-server/svn/mirror-repo
property 'svn:sync-last-merged-rev' set on repository revision 0

X:\Repositories>svnsync sync http://mirror-server/svn/mirror-repo
svnsync: Destination repository has not been initialized

X:\Repositories>svn propset --revprop -r0 svn:sync-from-uuid
9c96f4c0-7d9a-42f6-
b8c8-54e79b961fad http://mirror-server/svn/mirror-repo
property 'svn:sync-from-uuid' set on repository revision 0

X:\Repositories>svn propset --revprop -r0 svn:sync-from-url
http://source-server/svn/source-repo http://mirror-server/svn/mirror-repo
property 'svn:sync-from-url' set on repository revision 0

X:\Repositories>svnsync sync http://mirrorr-server/svn/mirror-repo
Transmitting file data .
Committed revision 3739.
Copied properties for revision 3739.

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