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Re: Purging older versions.

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2007b_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2007-09-14 01:56:05 CEST

On Sep 13, 2007, at 18:35, Tim Uckun wrote:

>> Before I tell you how, could you tell us why you want to do this?
> Mainly to save space and to ease the time and space requirement of
> backups.
> Some files (and programs) are no longer of any use to us so we would
> like to purge all traces of them. Some files we are required by law to
> purge. Some programs have gone through a massive rewrite and are for
> all practical purposes new programs therefore we no longer need the
> older version.
> I hope that's clear.

It is, I just hope it's clear that removing some of the earlier
history of your repository is not only rather inconvenient, but your
repository may end up taking more space, not less. See this recent mail:


The part beginning "It is not usual to archive old revisions."

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