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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 16:33:21 GMT
On Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 9:25 AM, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 10:20 AM, Geoff Hoffman
> <ghoffman@cardinalpath.com> wrote:
> >
> >> > 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.
> >>
>
> > 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.
>
> But you should be able to copy a whole repo, maintaining state as long
> as the target is reasonably similar.  I see you have gotten it to work
> another way, but you should have been able to do the initial catch-up
> sync on something faster, copy that repository where you want it, then
> resume the syncs to keep it updated.



This is pretty much exactly what I did, Les.

My other question from my initial post is, should I be doing it in exactly
this order:

// source-server
1. svnadmin dump source-repo > source.dump
2. tgz it and scp it to mirror-server
// mirror-server
3. svnadmin create mirror-repo
4. svnsync init here !! * // this is what I didn't do before*
5. svnadmin load ? or do you have to just let it sync from -r 0

With 1.6x and before, it may be just as easy to issue 3 propsets as above.
I think I'll write a blog post on this. There doesn't seem to be a single
concise procedure outlined anywhere on the net. Although, it's nice to
learn that svn 1.7+ added the --allow-non-empty option.

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