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Re: large audio files

From: Marc Haisenko <haisenko_at_webport.de>
Date: 2005-03-31 11:59:13 CEST

On Thursday 31 March 2005 11:31, Noel Grandin wrote:
> CVS has similar issues.
> Really, a version control repository needs special features to be able to
> handle large binary files - notably the ability to store each version
> independently to reduce time spent calculating diffs.

Um, this is EXACTLY one of the main reasons why we chose SubVersion over CVS:
because SubVersion does NOT store binary files independently like CVS does.
This is such a horrible waste of space if you have a 100MB file, only a few
kB get modified and the VCS would store the 100MB yet again instead of the
few kB that changed.

> I've not seen any open source systems that are geared to handling these
> kinds of files.

Because they are quite rare, IMHO.

> But if you have enough server CPU and IO and you're willing to wait, it can
> be done.

Haven't seen any performance problems so far with large binary files in

Marc Haisenko
Webport IT-Services GmbH
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