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From B Smith-Mannschott <>
Subject Re: Repository shrinkage on conversion 1.5 -> 1.6?
Date Wed, 28 Jul 2010 09:50:23 GMT
On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 11:01, John Beranek <> wrote:
> I maintain a 76000 revision Subversion 1.5 repository that add up to a
> 101GiB FSFS db.
> I'm looking to upgrade to 1.6, so did a dump and load cycle. The
> resulting dump file was 173GiB (I use --deltas). What surprised me is
> that the restored repository came out as 71GB - 30GiB smaller!
> Is this unusual? Does it suggest some data has gone missing, or what?
> Nothing I saw in the release notes suggest repository efficiencies of
> this order - I have _not_ packed the repository.

Hi John,

It looks like representation sharing works particularly well for your

The 30% reduction you're seeing is a pretty nice space savings. Do you
do a lot of branching? Do you have the identical files comitted
separately to different parts of the repository?

// Ben

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