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Re: Remove old revisions - merge old revs into one?

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2008c_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2008 03:45:02 -0500

On Aug 22, 2008, at 02:39, Michael Schmarck wrote:

> Is it possible to merge all the "old" (however that's defined)
> revisions into one and then dump everything that's been done
> before that "old" rev.?
> Reason: I don't really need to keep a history of everything
> back to "day 1".

That's not a good reason.... :)

The repository stores things efficiently, storing only changes
between revisions. So you probably won't gain much by deleting part
of the history, and you lose a lot -- the history! In some cases,
when you go to the effort of removing old revisions, your repository
even ends up much larger. (Cheap copies can become non-cheap, for
example, if the source of the copy goes away with your deleted

The tools to accomplish the deletion of revisions are svnadmin dump,
svndumpfilter, and svnadmin load, if you're curious, but as I said, I
don't recommend you doing this.

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