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RE: Make a working copy from an export

From: Tony Sweeney <tsweeney_at_omnifone.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2009 15:55:29 +0100

> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Shere [mailto:dshere_at_steelerubber.com]
> Sent: 16 April 2009 14:18
> To: users_at_subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: Make a working copy from an export
>
> I have an export of my repository which I wish to make into a
> working copy.
>
> Here's my situation:
> I use Subversion to manage my music library. I have a
> working copy at home and at work, and sometimes check out
> portions in other places. I recently deleted my working copy
> at work and need to restore it. The server is hosted at
> home, so when I check out at work, I'm depending on my upload
> bandwidth at home, which is minimal. An export of the
> library is 10GB, but a working copy is 21GB. I can bring an
> export to work on my 16GB USB Flash drive, but the flash
> drive is too small for a working copy. That's why I want to
> put an export on my flash drive (at home), take it to work,
> and then convert the export to a working copy.
>
> This hasn't been an issue in the past because each update at
> work was only a handful of files, since I was adding music to
> the repository one album at a time. Now that I have to check
> out the entire library, it becomes a much more
> bandwidth-hungry operation. I have seen some tutorials on
> how to make an export from a working copy, but not the other
> way around. I would make no changes to the export.
>
> I realize there are other ways to do this:
> 1. Use the flash drive to copy half of the working copy one
> day and the other half the next day 2. Run a series of
> checkout/interrupt iterations at work.
> I'm wondering if there's a tool in Subversion to do the work for me.

I'm not aware of any natively supported way. Probably the easiest
solution is simply to buy a bigger USB stick or a portable USB hard
drive. A 32 GB USB stick will run you $60-70 from Newegg; a 160GB
external USB hard drive will run you $55-70 from the same source. Note
that there is quite a difference in speed between flash drives, so you
may want to do some research before you fork over your cash.

Tony.
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