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From Les Mikesell <>
Subject Re: "svnadmin load" a huge file
Date Sat, 08 Jan 2011 16:54:12 GMT
On Sat, Jan 8, 2011 at 4:33 AM, Victor Sudakov <> wrote:

>> >I ran "svnadmin load" on a machine with 1 GB RAM and 25 GB swap (added
>> >so much swap specially for the occasion). svnadmin crashed after
>> >reaching the SIZE about 2.5 GB.
>> >
>> >Is 1 GB RAM and 25 GB swap not enough?
>> If it is a 32bit OS, you'll most likely hit a per-process limit at 2 or
>> 4 gigs.  Or maybe some quota setting before that.
> The more I think about it, the more likely it seems.
> Does it mean that on a 32bit OS I am stuck hopelessly? A dump/load
> cycle will eventually fail as the repository grows beyond a certain
> size?

A 'real' svnadmin dump would let you specify revision ranges so you
could do it incrementally but cvs2svn doesn't have an equivalent
option other than splitting out directories. Perhaps someone could do
the load on a larger 64-bit machine and dump it back in smaller ranges
if you can't find a better way to split it.

   Les Mikesell

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