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Re: question: Not archiving binaries, but just keeping the latest copy?

From: Dirk Schenkewitz <schenkewitz_at_docomolab-euro.com>
Date: 2005-09-22 21:37:06 CEST

Hello Vesa,

Vesa Suontama wrote:
> Hello,
> Can subversion be used in a mode, where it does not store different
> versions of binaries (or files), but just keeps the latest copy
> available on server?

No, it can not be used like that. The very idea of using subversion
is to never loose any data, including each and every old version of
a specific file or directory.

> The company I work for has a set of big files, which change quite
> often. In our case, usually only the latest version of the file is
> relevant. So is it possible to configure svn so that only the latest
> version is available? I would like to save disk space on server.
> Additionally, can svn be configured so that only tagged and the latest
> versions are available on server?

As far as I know: No.

> Or I am looking into a wrong tool, should I just use rsync instead and
> only store the to-be-tagged-files to svn?

Yes, most likely :) Subversion never forgets anything (as long as no
failure of any kind occurs), so if you merely want to make a copy of
the newest file, rsync is suitable while subversion is not.
If you want to make certain files available to the public or to certain
people, setting up an rsync server might do the job. Most likely much
better than subversion. :)

Best regards

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Received on Thu Sep 22 21:39:28 2005

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