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Re: How costly if we are creating tags for every continuous build?

From: Hyrum K. Wright <hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu>
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 16:34:10 -0500

On Mar 30, 2009, at 4:19 PM, Andy Levy wrote:

> On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 17:12, baz themail <bazthemail_at_gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I would like to create tags for every continuous build and would
>> like to
>> know how "costly" in terms of disk space and SVN server usage. Can
>> anyone
>> give some advice on this subject?
>> I understand that in SVN, creating tags of a branch is no different
>> than
>> copying a branch. How much disk space will it take? For example, if
>> my trunk
>> is about 100MB, then how big will the tag/label?
>> If we have hundreds of tags, will it slow down the SVN server?
> All copies in Subversion are "cheap". Each will take about 1KB,
> regardless of the size of what you're copying. They won't "slow down"
> the server any more than having a lot of files on your PC's hard drive
> "slows down" the PC.

True, but directory contents are not stored as deltas, so the storage
requirements for a single directory (i.e., the "tags" directory) grow
with the number of items in that directory. It isn't much, but it is
something which people have mentioned in the past.



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