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From Mark Phippard <markp...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Estimation of repository upgrade
Date Fri, 05 Aug 2011 14:27:24 GMT
On Fri, Aug 5, 2011 at 10:11 AM, Giulio Troccoli <
giulio.troccoli@mediatelgroup.co.uk> wrote:

>
>
> On 05/08/11 14:18, Mark Phippard wrote:
>
>  On Fri, Aug 5, 2011 at 7:09 AM, Giulio Troccoli <giulio.troccoli@**
>> mediatelgroup.co.uk <giulio.troccoli@mediatelgroup.co.uk> <mailto:
>> giulio.troccoli@**mediatelgroup.co.uk<giulio.troccoli@mediatelgroup.co.uk>>>
>> 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?


svnadmin upgrade bumps the repository format number which allows certain new
features to be used.  But there are other things like representation-sharing
that require a full dump/load to get.

-- 
Thanks

Mark Phippard
http://markphip.blogspot.com/

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