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Re: are all remote copies cheap?

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2007b_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2007-04-11 18:46:21 CEST

On Apr 11, 2007, at 11:35, marc gonzalez-carnicer wrote:

> Some customers of ours created a svn repository
> without the recommended directory structure of
> trunk, branches and tags. That is, they have all
> their folders in /, and that includes versioning
> several binary files such as .jar, .exe, not all
> of them small. And there are many revisions.
>
> Now they feel they may need to make some
> branching. In principle, that is simple, it only
> needs creating the trunk, branches and tags
> folders, and then perform 3 svn mv of the 3
> project main folders.
>
> However, I am hesitant that the mv (or the
> intrinsic cp) may not be that "cheap" as
> this term is defined in the svn book. Am I
> being too paranoid? I would not like their server
> to collapse.

If you use "svn mv" it will be a cheap copy. You can check out a
working copy of the entire repo, use "svn mkdir" to make the trunk,
branches and tags directories, then "svn mv" all the other
directories into the trunk, then commit in one revision. Or you can
use "svn mkdir" and "svn mv" on the repository URLs and do it that
way in several revisions. Or you can use mucc (the multiple-URL
command client) to do it with URLs all in one revision. Doesn't
matter; the copies will be "cheap" in any case.

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