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From Giulio Troccoli <>
Subject Re: Estimation of repository upgrade
Date Fri, 05 Aug 2011 14:11:05 GMT

On 05/08/11 14:18, Mark Phippard wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 5, 2011 at 7:09 AM, Giulio Troccoli 
> < 
> <>> wrote:
>     I'm working on a plan to upgrade our server from 1.4.6 to 1.6.17.
>     We have 75 repositories, with an average size of 30MB. They're not
>     big, I agree, but I wonder if anyone has any tip on how to
>     estimate how long the "svnadmin upgrade" command will take. I
>     mean, will it be a matter or minutes or hours?
> svnadmin upgrade runs in literally a few milliseconds.  All it does is 
> change the format number of the repository.  If you want to fully move 
> to all of the new repository features in 1.6 you have to do dump/load 
> which will take longer.

Wouldn't svnadmin upgrade give me the exact same thing as a dump/load 
cycle? If not, what would be different?

>     Also, I'm confused whether I need to run "svnadmin pack" as well,
>     or if the upgrade will do it for me. If I need to run, does anyone
>     has an idea of how long it could take?
> svnadmin pack is never an automatic feature.  Unless you are really 
> short on inodes in the volume I would not even recommend running it.

Giulio Trocccoli

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