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Re: How to free up disk space for SVN server (other than removing log files suggested in FAQ)?

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2008 22:27:04 -0500

On Jan 10, 2008 9:53 PM, Cheng Wei Lee <zhenwei.li_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Checked that there isn't much log files. Does deleting of files help in
> recovering the disk space, since SVN doesn't really deletes any files?

Won't recover any space at all. If you dump the repository, then run
it through svndumpfilter to strip out items you don't want in the
repository at all, then reload it, you can reclaim space. At the
expense of losing history.

> If it
> doesn't, how else can I reclaim my disk space, if adding harddisks isn't a
> viable option?

If your repository is using an older release of SVN, or has large
amounts of data/numbers of revisions which were created under an older
version, you /may/ see a size reduction by doing a dump/load cycle
using 1.4. But there's no guarantee there.

You can't free up a large amount of space without dropping history.
Disk is cheap; buy more.

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