Re: Repository Size Growing VERY Quickly
From: Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel_at_comcast.net>
Date: 2006-07-21 01:35:46 CEST
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On 7/20/06, Daniel Berlin <email@example.com> wrote:
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.
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 versions.
The only graceful way to expunge old files currently is to use svnadmin dump, svndumpfilter, and svnadmin load in combination to skip the undesired files. Like many other systems, Subversion is designed to *NOT* throw away data. This can occasionally be burdensome, for example in your current case.
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