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From: Lele Gaifax <lele_at_nautilus.homeip.net>
Date: 2003-11-25 16:44:19 CET

Hi all,

I'm in the process of dump&reload my 100Mb repository, to jump in the
third format era. I'm right now watching svnadmin load at work, while
keeping an eye on the new repository size... and started wondering if
the incredible "waste" of disk space, could be switched off in this

I'm ashtonished: the original "strings" is just over 100Mb, svnadmin
is currently loading revision 1300, the new "strings" is 35Mb and at
the same time it's filling the 255th (!!) log file... I know I'm going
to delete them with a backup, but there should be a way of telling the
db engine "hei! I'm going to load a backup, don't bother keeping all
those log files, use as many you need, but *reuse* them!"

I know that disks are cheap nowadays... but this seems just silly, and
resembles the Windows "defragment" approach to filesystems...

Nevertheless, subversion shines! :-)

ciao, lele.

PS: svnadmin on my poor server was faster loading all those megs than
me writing 100 english words in a row: it's finished now, the
"strings" is again just over 95Mb (so 5 megs less than the original),
and I'm going the remove 453 logfiles, 1Mb each :-O

nickname: Lele Gaifax	| Quando vivrò di quello che ho pensato ieri
real: Emanuele Gaifas	| comincerò ad aver paura di chi mi copia.
email: lele@seldati.it	|		-- Fortunato Depero, 1929.
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Received on Tue Nov 25 16:55:46 2003

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