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

From: Michael Schmarck <michael.schmarck_at_habmalnefrage.de>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2008 12:30:38 +0200

Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2008c_at_ryandesign.com> wrote:

> 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.

That's much. I store binary files in the repo, so it always has
to store a complete file.

> So you probably won't gain much by deleting part
> of the history, and you lose a lot -- the history! In some cases,

The history doesn't mean much at all to me. I can very well do without

> even ends up much larger. (Cheap copies can become non-cheap, for
> example, if the source of the copy goes away with your deleted
> revisions.)

I don't do cheap copies.

> 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.

That effectively means to recreate the repo, doesn't it?


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