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From Les Mikesell <>
Subject Re: "svnadmin load" a huge file
Date Fri, 07 Jan 2011 16:37:12 GMT
On 1/7/2011 7:57 AM, Victor Sudakov wrote:
>>>> I migrated a large CVS repository (25-50 GB) to SVN years ago on SVN
>>>> 1.3.  Our repo had many sections (projects) within it.  We had to
>>>> migrate each project independently so that it's team could coordinate
>>>> when they migrated to SVN.  As such, I dumped each project when ready
>>>> and then svnadmin loaded each dump into it's own path/root (so as not to
>>>> overwrite anything previously loaded and unrelated to this project's
>>>> import).

> It would be fine if the project in question did not contain almost all
> the files in one directory. You may call the layout silly, but CVS does
> not seem to mind. OTOH, I would have distributed the files over
> several subdirectories, but CVS does not handle moving files well.
> I wonder if cvs2svn is to blame that it produces a dump svnadmin
> cannot load. Or I am always risking that "svnadmin dump" may one day
> produce a dump a subsequent "svnadmin load" will be unable to swallow?
> I mean, if by hook or by crook, by using third party utilities like
> svndumptool, I will eventually be able to convert this project from
> CVS to SVN. Is there a chance that a subsequent dump will be again
> unloadable?

I don't think you are hitting some absolute limit in the software here, 
just running out of RAM on your particular machine.  Can you do the 
conversion on a machine with more RAM?

   Les Mikesell

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