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Re: Auto-cleaning of log files?

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-04-04 17:25:06 CEST

Tobias Ringstrom <tori@ringstrom.mine.nu> writes:

> As I mentioned earlier I use svnadmin dump to perform backups. I do that
> because I imagine that the dump format is more likely to be readable one
> year from now, and also becuase the result is actually smaller than a
> backup of the whole db.

I don't understand how this is possible. The dumpfile format *never*
expresses textual deltas. If a file changes, the entire file is
dumped. How can the dumpfile be smaller than the repos, which is
compressing like crazy?

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Received on Fri Apr 4 17:27:11 2003

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