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RE: Tortoise SVN needs long to add folders with more than 100MB

From: Bob Archer <Bob.Archer_at_amsi.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:20:24 +0000

> On Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 1:44 PM, Stefan <vorsichtphysiker_at_gmx.net> wrote:
> > I'm new to Tortoise SVN. I created a local repository for testing and
> > added three folders with the repository manager:
> >
> > One with 135 MB
> > One with 890 MB
> > and one with 64MB.
> >
> > The smallest folders needed about 10s to be added , the 135MB folder
> > needed about 30s and the 890 MB folder needed several minutes. Is this
> > right that it needs soooo long to add folders?

Are you talking about the client side function, of "ADDING" in the working copy. Or are you talking about committing the add?

The speed of TSVN is highly dependent on your disk. Do you have a 7200 RPM or better disk?

Also, TSVN is affected by virus software. Virus software can really slow down TSVN operations. I would recommend that you exclude your development root folder from on-access virus scanning.

> >
> > I use Win7 64Bit, 2.53GHz, 6GB Ram and Tortoise SVN V 1.8.4 with SVN V
> > 1.8.5.
> I'm sorry, what is the "repository manager"? I'm not familiar with anything in
> TortoiseSVN by that name.

I assume he means the repo browser?

> What commands did you use to add the folders (specifically)? Where did you
> place your local repository? Does that folder get virus scanned?
> Where is your working copy (if applicable)? Does THAT folder get virus
> scanned? Is it truly local or on a network share of some kind?
> On a somewhat unrelated note, what on earth are you putting into SVN at
> repository creation, that is nearly a gigabyte in size?
> SVN employs compression of some kind in the repository, and compressing a
> gigabyte of data might actually take a minute or two even on your machine.
> But if everything is really local, I don't think I'd expect "several minutes" on a
> modern machine. A quick check could be, how long does it take a
> compression utility like WinZip or 7-zip to compress all those files? If the time
> is comparable, then that's probably the reason.
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