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Repository Size Growing VERY Quickly

From: J Kramer <kramer.newsreader_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-07-19 22:36:51 CEST

All,

At my workplace we use SVN to manage our software development. We
commit rather frequently as that seems good policy, but the size of the
SVN repository (on the server) is growing quite rapidly--too rapidly for us.

Part of the problem may be that our project has a lot of binary files
to manage. As I understand it, SVN does do binary diffs in order to
reduce the data storage, but is it really efficient at that?
Are there any tips that you guys have for reducing the size of the
repository? There are certain files which are convenient to be under
version control but for which we don't really need many past versions.
Is there some setting that we can put on a file to have SVN keep only
the few most recent versions. Also, is there a way to clean out the
repository? For instance, if I have versions 1 ... 100, but I
determine that versions 2, 27, 43, 81, and 100 are the important
milestones, is there a way to get rid of the in between versions to
save space while still being able to revert to those particular
versions?

Thanks very much for any thoughts,

John
Received on Thu Jul 20 02:20:25 2006

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