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From: Pat McCarten <wpmccarten_at_yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-03-06 23:53:49 CET

Hi All,

I am new to TortoiseSVN and Subversion and I’m experiencing a strange problem that I’m hoping you can help me with. Perhaps this is normal behaviour, but I hope not.

Here is what I’m using…

- TortoiseSVN 1.4.3
- Subversion 1.4.2, the one click distribution
- Windows XP, SP2
- Local disk, C:\, 60 GB in size
- External disk, E:\ 180 GB in size

I have created my repository on the external hard drive at E:\svn and have many sub-directories now in my repository. My working copy is on my C:\ and is basically most of my personal files. I have been adding a lot of data into the svn repository, and this is where I’m experiencing the weird issue. I started the process with about 8 GB of free space on the local HD. As I add files to the svn repo, I seem to be running out of space on the local HD. It seems that during the commit process it is incrementally consuming drive space on the local drive. Is this supposed to happen? Basically, I’ve got 10 GB of data in the working copy that I’d like to commit to the repo. The repo disk has plenty of free space (over 60 GB) so it should be fine. The weird thing that is happening is that the commit process seems to consuming all the local drive free disk space.

I've done some reading and understand that courtesy of the automatic base copy comparison feature my working copy stores a duplicate file of the current repository file in its .svn folder. I'm wondering if there's a way to disable the automatic base copy feature or an alternative so I can save local drive space?

Thanks in advance for your help...Pat
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