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Re: Repository Size Growing VERY Quickly

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2006c_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2006-07-20 02:43:00 CEST

On Jul 19, 2006, at 22:36, J Kramer wrote:

> 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?
It depends on the way the binary file is made, and how much of the
file really changes.

> 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.

No.

> 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?

Also no.

The standard recommendation would be to not keep these items in
Subversion then.

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