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Re: filter a dump without deleted files

From: Jan Hendrik <list.jan.hendrik_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2009 09:11:50 +0200

Concerning Re: filter a dump without deleted f
Ryan Schmidt wrote on 26 Apr 2009, 18:02, at least in part:

> Note, though, that removing history can *increase* the size of your
> repository, depending on what's in that history. For example, if in
> revisions before 1000 you made several copies of something -- for
> example you created 5 branches from trunk -- then Subversion has
> stored those as a cheap copy. If you now destroy revisions before
> 1000, Subversion has no choice but to store 5 completely separate
> copies of the branch in your repository, which takes more space.

This would apply only if those copies - the 5 branches in your
example - still exist in rev. 1000 though, wouldn't it? Of course
there are a lot of other possibilities of copies just in trunk, too, e.g.
templates, master functions, prototypes, copied again and again to
any number of projects.

Jan Hendrik
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