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Re: svnadmin dump --deltas

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-05-02 14:35:47 CEST

On May 2, 2005, at 1:07 AM, Greg Hudson wrote:

> On Mon, 2005-05-02 at 01:16, Robert Spier wrote:
>> Is there a reason (beyond backwards compatibility) that --deltas isn't
>> the default for svnadmin dump?
>
> Delta-dumped revisions are a little pickier about being reloaded in
> exactly the same order as they were dumped. You wouldn't want to use
> svndumpfilter on them, for instance (I don't think that even works).
>
> That's not an absolutely compelling reason why full dumps should remain
> the default forever, but there's also backward-compatibility, as you
> noted.
>
>

It's also generally slower to use --deltas. It's a time/space tradeoff.

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