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Re: VisualSVN server, TortSVN - merging revisions

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 15:25:00 -0400

On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 15:16, durumdara <durumdara_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi!
> On aug. 30, 13:27, Felix Saphir <felix.sap..._at_kantarmedia.de> wrote:
>> Am 30.08.2010 13:13, schrieb durumdara:
>> > We have some server with VisualSVN free service. Because we want to
>> > make some space on it, I determined to merge some old projects'
>> > revisions. They are not used anymore (the old revs.).
>> You cannot free space by merging revisions.
> Why?
> If you have 100 revisions, and one of the revisions have many binary
> files, and this deleted later, the merging can free space, because svn
> don't need to hold these binary files anymore.
> As I think merging is also release space if you have many revisions
> with many differences.
> Because differences are need to store, but if you merge them, you can
> see only the last version, what is hold less disk than before...
> a.)
> Or I think it wrong?

You're thinking about it wrong. Subversion does not delete *anything*
stored in the repository. The only way you can is via dumping the
repository, filtering out what you don't want, then re-loading the
repository. This will break all your working copies and may lead to
very confusing history.

> b.)
> And:
> How to I force the restore of the dump?

I can't even follow what you're trying to do.

> c.)
> And:
> Are anybody is member of SVNForum.org? This said: "host not
> allowed(gmail)", and account going to infinite inactive state. I don't
> found any webmaster, or forum admin to solve this...

That's a problem on svnforum's end and I reported it yesterday.


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