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keeping a photo library in a svn repository

From: Sébastien Barthélemy <barthelemy_at_crans.org>
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2008 23:39:52 +0200

Hello everybody,

I'm in the process of writing a bunch of python scripts to manage my
photo library.

I would like it to be versioned, and thus I'm wondering if svn would
be suited for that. To give you an idea, I currently have 6100 pictures,
"weighting" 7,2 Go. Most pictures won't be modified except for the exim
metadata (fix date and orientation), and later icmp and xmp metadata.

So what do you think about it ? Could svn handle that much data on a
regular computer ? Let's say regular=mine ;) : 1Go RAM and a core duo

One problem is that a checkout takes twice the necessary space because of
the "original version" of every file that is kept.
As I plan to keep the repository on the same computer than the checkout, I
will need 3x7,2Go, that is a lot of wasted space. Moreover, in such a case,
there is no point in keeping the "original version" in the checkout. Is
there any solution to this ?

That's it, feel free to criticize if the idea sounds bad to you.


Sébastien Barthélemy
Received on 2008-08-04 23:40:20 CEST

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