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SVN for media libraries - or are there alternatives?

From: Robert Rostek <robert_at_rrs.at>
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2008 16:37:15 +0200



i'm using TortoiseSVN for the sourcecode of my programs and I'm very happy
with it. Thank you for creating it!


Recently I've started synchronizing my music folders between my workstation
and my dj notebook, and I thought about using SVN to automate this and make
things easier for me. E.g. on my workstation I add new tracks to my music
folders, do a commit (to a repository on my fileserver), and on my dj
notebook I checkout the changes. And my roommate, who is using the same
media library, can easily sync with his files too.


Perfect, works great in theory, but as we all know SVN keeps a second copy
of each and every file for diff'ing purposes in the "text-base" directory .
doubling my media library from 40gb to over 80gb. Of course this is
unacceptable. But what can I do now?


I did some research and found "fsvs" but it only works on linux. and it
seems one can not turn off the file duplication in svn, right?


Is there a way to turn off the "text-base" file duplication for binary files
yet? Or do you know of any easy alternatives to synch large amounts of
binary files (preferably via a server-side repository, as it is
auto-backupped there) ?


Thank you for your help.



M.Sc. Robert Rostek

mail: robert_at_rrs.at

www: http://robertroxxor.rrs.at

Received on 2008-06-05 17:15:51 CEST

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