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Re: Amount of Virtual Memory for TSVNCache

From: Peter McNab <mcnab_p_at_melbpc.org.au>
Date: 2007-11-20 11:34:32 CET

Hugh Gibson wrote:
>> Virtual memory use is pretty much useless, because it doesn't tell
>> you how much memory an application actually uses. Even released
>> memory (memory the application has already freed and given back to
>> the system) will still show up there, and it will keep showing up
>> there until the OS needs the memory for something else. Only then
>> will the virtual memory not be shown as in use by that application.
> Hmmm. After an overnight backup, where I xcopy files from D: (with all my
> development folders including SVN checkouts for various open source
> projects) to a duplicate filesystem on the C: drive, "Mem usage" had
> risen to 178MB. VM was at the same sort of level.

Having read the above, I'm wondering if you dont trust SVN as the means
to backup your files.
It's so much easier to "checkout", "update" or even "export" files than
it is to regualrly copy them elswhere and be sure you bring the right
ones back if needed.
The only circumstance I think might warrant backing up files is if you
don't want to checkin partially completed changes and don't wish to risk
data loss betwween checkins.
When a branch is not warranted for offline changes I create a temporary
external SVN repository and go with all the ensuing benefits.


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Received on Tue Nov 20 11:34:42 2007

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