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Re: Working Copy File Size

From: Simon Large <simon_at_skirridsystems.co.uk>
Date: 2006-02-06 22:40:46 CET

Derrell Sloan wrote:
> I am just getting started with TortioseSVN and have run into something
> that is confusing me. I have a repository set up with a working trunk
> and one tag. If I check the size of this directory it is ~113 MB. If I
> create a folder for a working copy and do an export of the trunk, the
> resulting directory containing my working copy is 371 MB. Is this
> normal? I donít understand why the working copy takes up more space
> than the repository.

Several reasons.
1. Data in the repository is (I think) compressed.
2. The tag takes up almost no additional space because it is a cheap copy.
3. The working copy (assuming you really mean working copy and not
export) contains 2 copies of every file - your working version, plus a
'pristine' version which reflects the version in the repository when you
last updated.
4. The WC contains various admin files and folders to manage properties.

Of course the repository will grow over time as you commit changes. If
you delete all files from the WC and commit, the repo will grow a little
and the WC will shrink a lot.

Simon

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