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Re: Way to minimize number of svn files on a hardrive?

From: Matt Sickler <crazyfordynamite_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-05-07 22:55:17 CEST

try disabling window indexing service for at least the working copies

On 5/7/07, Xn Nooby <xnooby@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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 22:55:39 2007

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