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Re: Repository Size Growing VERY Quickly

From: J Kramer <kramer.newsreader_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-07-21 01:02:31 CEST

On 7/20/06, Daniel Berlin <dberlin@dberlin.org> wrote:
> 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.

In the past week the repository has grown from about 500 MB to 1.7 GB. We
should be able to take care of some of that by unversioning some things that
are currently versioned, but most of our binary files have to be versioned.

> 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.

Could you explain more about that? I'm not familiar with that parameter.

Also, for files that currently exist in the repository that aren't needed,
how can we expunge them from the repository? If we simply delete them, then
there will be no new versions, but SVN will continue to keep the old

Thanks for you help.

Received on Fri Jul 21 01:03:49 2006

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