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

From: Neil Martin <svn_at_orangeappeal.co.uk>
Date: 2004-11-14 00:03:13 CET

For disk saving purposes I would like to be able to extract the history of a
file (or all files) in the repos to a file that it backupable. Also to be
able to insert the extracted file back so that the history of the file(s) is
recoverable (if need be).
Is it possible to find out how much space a file is using in the repos?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Glenn Maynard" <g_sub@zewt.org>
To: <users@subversion.tigris.org>
Sent: Saturday, November 13, 2004 11:25 AM
Subject: Re: Any problems w/ very large (10-100MB) binary files?

> On Fri, Nov 12, 2004 at 09:28:34PM -0600, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
>> You're right. Glenn's objection is that SVN cannot easily lose data,
>> while CVS can.
>
> Not quite. My objection is that SVN can't delete data, while CVS can.
> Losing data and deleting data are different things.
>
> My filesystem, running XFS, has never lost data. I delete files every
> day. Being able to delete data while never losing data are orthogonal.
>
> It seems to me that the "don't lose data" design consideration was taken
> a little too far, and "lose data" ended up including "removing data
> intentionally".
>
> Anyhow, I understand this not being a high priority; I'm just registering
> myself periodically as somebody who could really use this. :)
>
> --
> Glenn Maynard
>
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