[svn.haxx.se] · SVN Dev · SVN Users · SVN Org · TSVN Dev · TSVN Users · Subclipse Dev · Subclipse Users · this month's index

cvs vs svn repository size

From: Miller, Eric <Eric.Miller_at_amd.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2008 13:07:28 -0700

Sorry if this has come up before - I could not find a suitable answer

I'm currently investigating converting some cvs repositories to
subversion and have discovered that the svn repositories are taking up a
lot more space than the cvs originals.

I have run a couple of tests -
. A script to do 500 commits of random line of text to a file (fsfs):
    CVS Repository: 764k
    SVN Repository: 4.3M

. A conversion of one cvs "repository" using cvs2svn:
  (trunk only, fsfs, ~15,000 revisions)
    CVS Repository: 109M
    SVN Repository: 614M

Why am I seeing such bloated repositories? Svn is using 5-6x the disk
space when I expected to see just the opposite.

Is this a case where the changesets are small in comparison to entries

Is there anything we can do short of restructuring our repositories?

Eric Miller

To unsubscribe, e-mail: users-unsubscribe_at_subversion.tigris.org
For additional commands, e-mail: users-help_at_subversion.tigris.org
Received on 2008-08-12 22:08:20 CEST

This is an archived mail posted to the Subversion Users mailing list.

This site is subject to the Apache Privacy Policy and the Apache Public Forum Archive Policy.