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Re: Auto-cleaning of log files?

From: John Goerzen <jgoerzen_at_complete.org>
Date: 2003-04-04 22:32:39 CEST

cmpilato@collab.net writes:

> than one database backend for our users to choose from, we'll find
> that the semantics of those operations are differ wildly from database
> to database, and we'll end up dropping the abstraction altogether.

The Subversion code for each database backend should do what is
necessary to keep the database in good working order. In this case,
that should not be hard.

> Ultimately, yes, Subversion requires that you a) know that is uses a
> given database backend, and b) know how to maintain that backend. I
> don't think it's *really* that terrible of a thing to ask of our
> users, though our documentation could be quite a bit more helpful --
> and the blame for that falls to me. Sorry.

I have been running Subversion actively for nearly a year now and only
now realized that many of the log files can be safely deleted.
Suffice it to say that this is not covered in any of the tutorials,
nor svnadmin, nor any other place that I read about setting up
Subversion.

I believe that the database backend can, and should, be transparent as
much as possible, and do that end, Subversion should pick up after
itself.

-- John

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