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delta vs non-delta? (was Re: loading a dump file with revision gaps, possible?)

From: Erik Anderson <erikba_at_teamworkgroup.com>
Date: 2004-08-06 19:02:57 CEST

I'm curious, I have up to this point been making backups of my subversion
database without the --deltas flag. Is there any reason why I should or
should not be using this flag when making my backups? I realize that there
would be more difficulties recovering if the backup was damaged (as this
thread has been discussing), but the point of a backup system is to have a
valid backup, isn't it?

----- Original Message -----
From: <kfogel@collab.net>
To: "Tor Ringstad" <tor.ringstad@tandberg.net>
Cc: <users@subversion.tigris.org>
Sent: Friday, August 06, 2004 8:14 AM
Subject: Re: loading a dump file with revision gaps, possible?

> "Tor Ringstad" <tor.ringstad@tandberg.net> writes:
> > With contextual diffs, you have a fair chance of getting something
> > useful even if not applied to the exact original. However, after
> > reading a bit about the delta format that svn employs, I realize that
> > it is very compact and with little redundancy, so I assume losing a
> > revision in a dump file made with --deltas would be pretty fatal?
>
> I'm not sure if you were implying otherwise, but just in case:
>
> Note that CVS/RCS do not use contextual diffs either. They use a
> minimal diff format that is also fuzziness-intolerant.
>
>
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