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From Geoff Field <>
Subject RE: How Big A Dump File Can Be Handled? (svn 1.8 upgrade)
Date Fri, 23 Aug 2013 02:00:55 GMT
> From: Thomas Harold
> Sent: Friday, 23 August 2013 11:53 AM
> On 8/22/2013 7:11 PM, Geoff Field wrote:
> Most restores for us took about 5-10 minutes, a few of our 
> larger repos took a few hours.

I was doing this all in the background via remote login to our SVN server, so I didn't monitor
times.  Some of our repos only took seconds because there wasn't much to load.  The ones that
involved more people and more changes took up to somewhere on the order of an hour or so.
 Usually, I'd just set it going and do other work while occasionally glancing at the remote
desktop session to see if it had finished the current step.

> Since we use svn+ssh, repository permissions matter a bit more for us.

We only allow https access and we only have a few users now, so monitoring and controlling
access during the changeover was easy.

Besides, nobody was ABLE to access the BDB repositories because the more recent server builds
that you can download don't include the BDB module.  Simply stopping the old server software
was enough to kill all access to the BDB repositories in our case.



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