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Re: Solving Large Repositories...

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2007b_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2007-08-21 07:16:35 CEST

On Aug 20, 2007, at 06:29, Adrian Marsh wrote:

> When a repos becomes very large, are there any "maintenance"
> procedures
> to follow to archive away the "useless" data and reduce the size?
> Eg, I've a repos, now 12Gb in size, but its working copy is 300Mb, 1
> user, 50 revisions.
> Now in a few months/years time the original data of early revisions
> may
> be worthless (say from revision 10 and before).
> I'm guessing that I'd have to create a new respos, transfer 10+
> into the
> new one, and then re-point all the clients to the new repos - but that
> sounds like a nightmare (clients being out of sync, having to re-check
> out the data again etc)..
> Surely theres an easier way?

I don't think there's an easier way. Repositories are designed to
store all data and never forget it. Coercing them to do otherwise is
difficult, and somewhat on purpose.

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