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Re: SVN database is a lot bigger than PVCS database

From: John Waycott <javajohn_at_cox.net>
Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2009 07:30:33 -0700

On Jul 22, 2009, at 5:19 AM, Seak, T. F. wrote:

> A workmate of mine has done a migration of our PVCS to SVN. He used
> the svn-importer-1.1-M8.zip to do it and chose VisualSVN Server
>
> In PVCS, our projects database took up about 4.7GB. But SVN
> database now takes up more than 25GB of disk space!
>
> What's the cause of such "explosion"?
>

Does your PVCS repository have any shared files? I have not used svn-
importer, but maybe it is duplicating the shared files into each
project? I don't think svn-importer is smart enough to construct an
svn:externals tag for this scenario.

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