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Re: tagging is too heavy, any alternative?

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2005-01-10 21:58:24 CET

Robert Sfeir wrote:
> Been reading the svn manual, but can't seem to find the answer, and
> perhaps it doesn't exist.
>
> In CVS we used to be able to tag our repository on a certain day when
> we do a release, this effectively acted more like a marker to let us
> know we did something there, and we keep going. In Subversion tagging
> is like branching, except you don't write code to a tag beause then it
> becomes a branch, but it seems that it copies our whole repository
> into the tag part of the subversion repository. This is REALLY heavy
> considering our repository is some 20 gigs, and we do this process 3-4
> times a month.

It's a cheap copy, it doesn't really copy the entire 20 gigs, it's just
creating a pointer to the previous versions. Seriously, make a tag and
then look at the actual size of your repository on disk, it's not
actually doubling.

-garrett

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