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Re: Resizing an existing repository while keeping the revision numbering

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2009b_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2009 04:58:40 -0500

On Aug 11, 2009, at 04:14, TH Lim wrote:

> I totally understand "Subversion is to retain all your history".
> To elaborate, say, I have 100 revisions. I find tat i don't need
> revisions
> 0:90. So from tomorrow onwards I want to keep revisions 91 to 100.
> I could
> do that by dumping 91:100 and load into a new repository. Doing so,
> reset my
> revision number to 1. Basically, I do not want to upset the
> revision number
> in my local workspace which is clocked at revision 100. I don't
> know if this
> is a good idea to retain the revision.

I understand what you're saying, but Subversion is not designed to
work like that. Even if you keep the same revision numbers, if each
revision is not identical in the new repository to what it was in the
old repository (which it won't be for those empty revisions you'd
have to create at the beginning to keep your later revision numbers
the same), then it is not the same repository as before, therefore
you have to assign it a new UUID, therefore you have to discard all
working copies and check out new ones.


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