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Re: Another request for obliterate...

From: Nathan Kidd <nathan-svn_at_spicycrypto.ca>
Date: 2005-04-14 22:20:46 CEST

Tim Hill wrote:
> Apart from all the oddities that David mentions, what are the *real*
> needs for obliterate? I can only think of a few...
> 1. Recover disk space. Hmmm ... at $1/GB ???
> 2. Clean-up after an accidental commit of files that should not be in
> the repo. Well, what's wrong with SVN RM? Sure, the files are around
> in an old revision, but see #1 for my comments on that!

On a desktop's 200GB IDE disk this is true. But when you go to
enterprise-level redundant storage (where repositories are wont to live)
that price goes up significantly. Expensive disks, RAID, backups, time
for backups, offsite storage -- it all adds up. There is a definite
cost to maintaining data, not just initially buying the raw disk space.


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