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Re: VisualSVN server, TortSVN - merging revisions

From: Felix Saphir <felix.saphir_at_kantarmedia.de>
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 21:27:09 +0200

Am 31.08.2010 21:16, schrieb durumdara:
> 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.

The file is never deleted, it's just no longer present in a newer
revision. But it's still there on the server in your repository.

> 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...

Your working copy might be smaller, yes.

If you really worry about the size of your repository, buy a new disk.



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