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Re: svnserve Quota Issue

From: Steve Williams <stevewilliams_at_kromestudios.com>
Date: 2007-01-05 01:59:00 CET

Jacky Chan wrote:
>
> > Use operating system level tools to set disk quota for your
> > repositories.
>
>
> Does that use the operating system level tools to set the disk quota
> seems to be the only way to ensure the repository quota?

Subversion does not use, manage or even know about disk quotas. That is
outside its realm of responsibly.

>
> And once you exceed them, you will not be able to commit to your
> repository. Repositories only grow;
>
> they do not shrink, unless you
> take extraordinary measures,
>
>
> What does that suppose to be? I don't follow very well...@.@

The repository grows in size with each commit. Repositories never get
smaller.

>
>
> such as taking the repository offline,
> dumping the entire contents to a text file (for which you have no
> space since you've exceeded quota), filtering the file with
> svndumpfilter to remove some parts (or just leaving out some earlier
> revisions), then reloading the modified dumpfile into a new empty
> repository.
>
>
> I think that should be the action taken when the quota nearly full or
> really exits right?

It is up to you to manage disk space and quotas. It is not Subversion's
job to manage usage of disk quota.

-- 
Sly
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