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Re: Subversion and Very,Very Large Repositories

From: Mark Phippard <markp_at_softlanding.com>
Date: 2006-02-28 15:22:07 CET

"Roger Ashby" <roger.ashby@gmail.com> wrote on 02/28/2006 09:03:55 AM:

> 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.

It sounds like you created a BDB repository. The default format as of
Subversion 1.2 is "fsfs". With this format there is one file per revision
of the repository (commit).

> 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.

In general, Subversion can handle very large repositories. The one
scalability issue I am aware of is if you create a flat repository, that
does not scale well. In other words, avoid having one folder with
thousands of files in it. If you structure your imagine so that there are
a lot of folders the repository should scale fine as long as the
underlying disks and filesystem can handle it.


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