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Re: Repository Size Growing VERY Quickly

From: Daniel Berlin <dberlin_at_dberlin.org>
Date: 2006-07-20 17:15:04 CEST

J Kramer wrote:
> 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.

You need to quantify these terms with numbers.

>
> 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 size of the binary files, and how they are changing.
If we are talking gigabyte files, you'll probably want to up the window
size a bunch (at the cost of memory and time usage) to get better delta
performance.

This requires modifying one of the include files.

--Dan

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