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Re: Any problems w/ very large (10-100MB) binary files?

From: Glenn Maynard <g_sub_at_zewt.org>
Date: 2004-11-13 01:07:39 CET

On Fri, Nov 12, 2004 at 05:42:03PM -0600, Matthew England wrote:
> Has anyone tried controlling/storing/managing very large (as in 10MB to
> 100MB) binary files in Subversion?
>
> Has anyone had any problems doing so?

The only problem I've had is that, if the files are undiffable (eg.
compressed files, which tend to change completely when modified), each
commit causes the repository to unrecoverably grow by the size of the file.
There's no way to selectively remove unneeded revisions of a file from
the repository, short of dumping the db and hacking out the revisions
(which is dangerous, requires downtime, and requires a lot of free disk
space).

For my use, this is the only serious drawback of SVN compared to CVS--serious
enough that I'm forced to keep CVS around for these files, unfortunately ...

-- 
Glenn Maynard
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