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RE: Re: Purging older versions.

From: Bicking, David (HHoldings, IT) <David.Bicking_at_thehartford.com>
Date: 2007-09-14 14:34:56 CEST


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ryan Schmidt [mailto:subversion-2007b@ryandesign.com]
> Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2007 7:56 PM
> To: Tim Uckun
> Cc: users@subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: Re: Purging older versions.
> On Sep 13, 2007, at 18:35, Tim Uckun wrote:
> > 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:
> http://svn.haxx.se/users/archive-2007-09/0196.shtml
> The part beginning "It is not usual to archive old revisions."

... And continue to follow the thread, where I later explain why that
response isn't particularly useful under certain circumstances, such as
yours. Additionally, mere days after this exchange, someone mentioned
svndumpfilter2 under a different topic entirely, which purports to give
the feature I sought.

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