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Re: Why does svn co take much longer than cvs co?

From: Scott Palmer <scott.palmer_at_2connected.org>
Date: 2005-05-04 18:11:03 CEST

On May 4, 2005, at 11:27 AM, Bob Rossi wrote:

> For starters, I was wondering if it was normal that the svn repo was
> about 12 times the size of the CVS repo?
> $ du -sh svnroot
> 18G svnroot

Which backend did you use? BDB or FSFS? As I understand it BDB can
leave a lot of log files around that aren't really needed.

> The problem I am having now, is that it is taking a *very* *very* long
> time to do a 'svn co'. It usually takes under 1 minute to do a 'cvs
> co'.
> It has taken svn 10 minutes so far, and it's still going.

Subversion takes a bit longer to check out the initial working copy,
mainly because the working copy keeps more data in the .svn folders -
like an original "pristine" copy of every file so it can make future
update and commit operations more efficient and avoid going to the
network entirely for some.


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