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

From: Talden <talden_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-05-08 03:24:59 CEST

If like us, you're stuck developing on windows then isn't much good
news for you. The NTFS filesystem performance does degrade as the
number of files/folders dramatically increases... It drags badly
enough with a few hundred thousand files... over a million has got to

Partitioning the drive and spreading the working copies of the
projects across the partitions is an option. Unfortunately there
aren't many better options.

Windows really does need a filesystem refit... and then replace the
stuff around it.

On 5/8/07, 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.
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