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Re: How large can a subversion repository be?

From: Marc Haisenko <haisenko_at_comdasys.com>
Date: 2007-08-29 09:45:08 CEST

On Tuesday 28 August 2007 17:33, KNUTSON Stacy wrote:
> Thanks,
> Stacy
> We are getting ready to set subversion up. We have around 400 GB of
> data currently. I can easily see this data going to about double (800
> GB). What is the max size of a repository?
> Thanks,
> Stacy Knutson

I'm not 100% sure but I think it works like this:

If you're using the FSFS backend (which is the default) then the maximum size
of the repository and the maximum size of a revision depend on the filesystem
on which the repository is stored. So you need to find out the maximum size
the filesystem can handle (which would be the maximum size of your
repository) and the maximum size of a single file (which would be the maximum
size for a single commit; mind you, that's not that maximum size of all the
files in that revision, but the maximum size of the *differences*).

So if you run into any limitations here, you "just" need to switch the


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