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Re: Resizing an existing repository while keeping the revision numbering

From: TH Lim <sshark_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2009 03:08:40 -0700 (PDT)

You are right. I am just confusing myself and the system if I go ahead with
this. Let me rethink this over.


Ryan Schmidt-60 wrote:
> 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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