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Re: binary file size limit?

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-03-11 03:52:27 CET

"David McBride" <dmcbride@languageweaver.com> writes:

> I'm really intrigued with the way that svn handles binary files versus cvs.
> This could potentially resolve a long-standing problem I've had. I'm
> wondering, though, whether there is a practical limit on the size of files
> that svn will work with. For example, I have some binary files that are on
> the order of 500 MB or larger. Note that I'm asking about practical limits
> and NOT simply whether it is possible. Thanks.

Only 500 MB? :-)

The practicality depends on your personal preferences for things like
whether or not committing changes to files of that size, or receiving
updates to files of that size, happens in an amount of time and
network usage that you find suitable. Certainly working with files of
that size in *any* application comes with costs. The task is yours
(and those other folks who might be sharing your repository) to decide
if Subversion's performance is tolerable.

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