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Re: 12 GB repo - need to destroy files

From: Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com>
Date: 2007-11-14 08:34:23 CET

Chris Stankevitz wrote:
> I have a 12GB repo and 40 users. I have a list of 500 or so large files
> I would like to delete or "zero length" to conserve hard space on the
> server. Is it possible do do this in a way that does not require users
> to re-checkout?
> My two ideas:
> 1. Re-checkout not required
> a) stop server
> b) dump
> c) replace bad files with a single character (anyone have a tool that
> does this?)
> d) load
> e) start server

That won't work since a client that has it checked out will have the wrong
checksums for the file, unless you can ensure that any checkouts do not have the
files you are trying to remove.

> 2. Re-checkout required
> a) have everyone commit their work
> b) have everyone delete svn checkouts from their hard drive
> c) stop server
> d) dump
> e) eliminate bad files
> f) load
> g) start server
> h) have everyone re-checkout files

That's the safe way.


Blair Zajac, Ph.D.
CTO, OrcaWare Technologies
Subversion training, consulting and support
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