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Re: Repository size bdb vs fsfs

From: Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel_at_comcast.net>
Date: 2006-05-19 00:40:34 CEST

Mark Phippard wrote:
> Alex <xlegion@gmail.com> wrote on 05/18/2006 03:57:01 PM:
>
>> Is the fsfs repos size normal? The cvs data dump file size matches
>> the
> bdb
>> repos size which to me reassures me that nothing was lost.
>>
>> I just remember that svn uses cheap copies, i.e, hardlinks. I guess
>> that
>
>> might explain the fsfs repos size or am I wrong?
>
> The size differences are always going to be an estimate. As I
> understand
> it, if you have lots of branches with changes on them, BDB will be
> much
> bigger because the first commit of a change to an item on a branch in
> BDB
> creates a new fulltext for that branch.

It does *NOT* use hardlinks! It uses separate copies, which fortunately are
cheaply and easily done on the local OS as part of the checkout/checkin
procedures.

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