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svnadmin list-unused-dblogs — Ask Berkeley DB which logfiles can be safely deleted (applies only to repositories using the bdb backend).


svnadmin list-unused-dblogs REPOS_PATH


Berkeley DB creates logs of all changes to the repository, which allow it to recover in the face of catastrophe. Unless you enable DB_LOG_AUTOREMOVE, the logfiles accumulate, although most are no longer used and can be deleted to reclaim disk space. See the section called “Managing Disk Space” for more information.


Remove all unused logfiles from the repository:

$ svnadmin list-unused-dblogs /var/svn/repos

$ svnadmin list-unused-dblogs /var/svn/repos | xargs rm
## disk space reclaimed!