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Re: Auto-cleaning of log files?

From: Brian Denny <brian_at_briandenny.net>
Date: 2003-04-04 19:23:02 CEST

On Fri, Apr 04, 2003 at 04:15:54PM +0200, Timothee Besset wrote:
> I've seen users/new server admins complain many, many
> times about the size of their repository, to find out about dead log
> files. Even if this gets documented, I'm not sure it's going to change a
> lot of things. We could just keep saying RTFM, but really it would be

i think the "users/server admins" distinction is important.

maybe right now a lot of people who *arent* sysadmins are setting up
repositories so that they can 'try it out'... but in real life, i would
expect that maintaining a subversion repository is something that would
be done by a sysadmin -- and if my sysadmin doesn't know how to RTFM,
then i'm scared. ("gosh, i *thought* i was using 'dump' correctly...")

the Book also says (in the repository backup section) that the
"hot-backup.py" script will backup up a live repository, and then remove
unneeded log files. if this is true, then i would say that subversion
*does* already have built-in support for this operation.


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