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Re: Disk space recovery

From: Neil Gower <neilg_at_digitalextremes.com>
Date: 2004-03-23 00:46:53 CET

Glenn Maynard wrote:

> When commits to the larger binary files start taking too much space, I simply
> go around with "cvs admin -o" on the larger files, wiping out old revisions
> to clear up space. Although this is annoying (as it's not self-maintaining),
> it works fine: space is recovered, working copies are unaffected, and other
> files (where we do want versioning) are unaffected.
> I'd like to have the repository migrated to svn, but I can't find any way to
> prevent these binary files from killing our disk space.

Hopefully, this won't be as big an issue for svn users, due to the whole
binary deltas thing.

On the other hand, if you keep them around long enough, I'm sure the
history of binary files will still get big with svn. I do the same
thing with our CVS repository (admin -o), after backing up to offline

The "erase history" feature seems a useful feature, maybe it could be
wish-listed for a future version of svn?


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