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Way to minimize number of svn files on a hardrive?

From: Xn Nooby <xnooby_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-05-07 20:55:19 CEST

Is there a way to minimize the number of files that Subversion stores on a
hardrive? Our Windows XP PC's are apparently becoming somewhat unstable
after checking out about 100GB of small C sourcecode files, the number of
actual files is over a million. Our Windows Admin has asked me to look in
to this, in case there is a simple fix. I already disabled the TortoiseSVN
service, so that it only colorcodes directories being browsed (we use both
svn cli and gui). We are basically looking for a way to cut down the number
of files on the hardrive.

I had suggested moving the files to a network storage device or to a
directory on one of the servers, or possibly compressing (via NTFS) the
directories under Subversions control. I also considered doing an export
instead of a checkout, and then having people only checkout the directrories
they were working in (which is kind of kludgy).

Is there an option to maybe checkout just the working copies, and then
request the base copy in case you want to work on the file?

We have several large projects, and a few people work on all of them - they
are the ones having issues with too many files on their PC's. Sorry to be
vague about "their Windows problems", I have not seen them first hand. I
have not heard of any of the linux users having issues with too many files
on their drives.
Received on Mon May 7 20:55:35 2007

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