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Re: Working Copy File Size

From: Kevin Greiner <greinerk_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-02-06 22:27:29 CET

On 2/6/06, Derrell Sloan <derrell.sloan@metrosol.com> wrote:
> I am just getting started with TortioseSVN and have run into something that
> is confusing me. I have a repository set up with a working trunk and one
> tag. If I check the size of this directory it is ~113 MB. If I create a
> folder for a working copy and do an export of the trunk, the resulting
> directory containing my working copy is 371 MB. Is this normal? I don't
> understand why the working copy takes up more space than the repository.

I think you're mixing terms. An 'export' doesn't result in a working
copy. It would only contain copies of the specified rev you exported.
You need to use 'checkout' to make a working copy.

Does your working copy contain .svn or _svn directories? If so, you
did a 'checkout' and the resulting wc contains identical local copies
of each file pulled from the repo thus resulting in a wc folder that
is roughly twice the size of an export. This is a feature and was
designed so some operations such as diff and revert are completely
local and therefore very fast.

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Received on Mon Feb 6 22:27:48 2006

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