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Re: What to do when disk is nearly full

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2006q2_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2006-05-16 20:08:53 CEST

On May 16, 2006, at 18:07, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:

>> What should I do when the disk that SVN is on is nearly full ?
>> I know I can migrate my repositories to a bigger disk. But is it
>> also possible to :
>> 1. Move some repositories to NFS partitions
>> 2. Obliterate old file copies from some repositories ?
> It's often possible to throw out a lot of old debris, by creating a
> duplicate of the repository that is much smaller. But for various
> reasons, NFS is a bad idea for Subversion repositories:
> Look into the "svndumpfilter" tool for doing duplications of a
> repositories contents, with careful use of the "exclude" option.
> But "old file copies" is usually a misnomer: if the fle exists in
> *any* active branch, or is a base file for difference-recorded
> copies of the file, you don't gain much by trying to eliminate
> other copies of the file because Subversion uses a database, not
> merely copies of the file.

If your repository is FSFS (which IMHO it should be) you can move old
revision files off to a second drive and symlink them back into place
if you like.

As far as I know, NFS breaks BDB repositories but isn't a problem for
FSFS repositories.

If you need to convert your repository from BDB to FSFS, instructions
are in the FAQ on the web site.

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