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Subversion and Very,Very Large Repositories

From: Roger Ashby <roger.ashby_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-02-28 15:03:55 CET

I administer a repository of images (about 300,000
tifs,pdfs,pngs,jpgs, and some zips with no single file larger than
700MB, however only 1/3 of those are more then a MB in size and of
those that are they mostly range between 1-40MB) that currently totals
about 700GB data. I've been tasked with coming up with a revision
control/digital asset management solution on a very limited budget. I
ultimately settled upon using svk (because of the lightweight checkout
copy management) with a subversion repository in the background. I
decided to incrementally capacity test the subversion repository a few
Gigs at a time. I have however run into an issue, it seems that the
repository is being saved in one big file, and I've reach the max file
limit for my machine.

 My first question is, are there options for svk or subversion that
dictate how the repository/depot stores it's files so I don't run into
this file size issue.

 My second question is, does it make sense to have this much data (it
could grow to several TB over the next 5 years) under revision control
can subversion handle it or should I be using some other solutions.
Received on Tue Feb 28 15:17:49 2006

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