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Re: are all remote copies cheap?

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-04-11 19:11:14 CEST

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.

Every revision creates what looks like a new copy of the repository.
Changes that maintain history (svn mv, etc.) shouldn't take any more
storage than any other revision even if they rearrange the tree or add
branch copies.

-- 
   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell@gmail.com
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