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

From: Peter Yamamoto <peter.yamamoto_at_page44.com>
Date: 2004-11-13 04:27:05 CET

An alternative is to not to "delete" but to "take-offline" or "remove".
Some version control systems are starting to offer this.

What is required is to be able to remove/restore that data from the
"data" store w/o losing db info. Hence if you ever do want to get it
back (in it's old context) you can make it available on disk again, and
add it back to the store. (I believe AlienBrain, Accurev, ...?)

Any queries involving/requiring "remove"d data would result in an
error/warning that the "remove"d version(s) needs to be restored.

If it is feasible in subversion's design then I'd certainly be
interested in helping make it a reality [I expect game developer types
would be very interested].

Peter

-----Original Message-----
From: Matthew England [mailto:mengland@mengland.net]
Sent: Friday, November 12, 2004 7:15 PM
To: Trent Mick
Cc: Ben Collins-Sussman; Matthew England; users@subversion.tigris.org
Subject: Re: Any problems w/ very large (10-100MB) binary files?

At 11/12/2004 09:11 PM, Trent Mick wrote:
>Perforce has an option to "only store head revision of a file" (by
>setting the +S modify on a file's type). This can be useful for certain

>types of large files -- obviously only if one doesn't care about
>recovering old revisions.

That's an interesting feature. I can see that useful in some cases.

However, I probably would not use it in the example I mention in this
thread. In such a case, I would want to delete *some* of the video
files, but I would still want to keep others besides the head revision.

>Is there a feature request for this for Subversion?

My vote would be to first have a per-file-revision-deletion mechanism.

I'm still wondering: can CVS do this? If it can and Subversion can not,
I might need to go get CVS fired up on my server (which I've never done
before). (Maybe Ben/Glenn already answered this and I'm simply not
understanding things...I'm just trying to make sure before I haul off
and install a CVS server.)

-Matt

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