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From Mark Phippard <>
Subject Re: Estimation of repository upgrade
Date Fri, 05 Aug 2011 13:18:48 GMT
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.

> 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.


Mark Phippard

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