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Re: using subversion to manage media files

From: Lasse Kliemann <lasse-subversion-users-2004_at_plastictree.net>
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2008 23:41:14 +0200

* Message by -Matt Zagrabelny- from Mon 2008-06-16:

> > > % du -sh disk repo working
> > > 52M disk
> > > 52M repo
> > > 104M working
> >
> > > Is there a way to get the storage requirements of the working copy to
> > > (roughly) the same size as the "disk" requirements?
> >
> > As Subversion is presently designed, no.
> >
> > If you're just looking for a way to mirror/synchronize these files,
> > something built around rsync may be a better fit for you.
> I would also like version control... (rats)

The Subversion book is pretty clear on that you will have to live with
working copies having twice the size of your actual data:

| Some attention is being given to making the presence of the “text-base” an
| option. Ironically though, it is as your versioned files' sizes get larger
| that the existence of the “text-base” becomes more crucial—who wants to
| transmit a huge file across a network just because they want to commit a
| tiny change to it?

Some kind of version control can allways be realized with incremental backup
systems. Maybe you should have a look at rdiff-backup. I am not sure, but it
might be an option for you.

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