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Re: Delete specific revision

From: David Weintraub <qazwart_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2009 13:13:11 -0400

It usually isn't a good idea to use a revision control system for backing up
since it isn't really what a revision control system was made to do. I
would recommend a true backup system. Not only would a true backup system
allow you to track and delete old revisions, but would do so in a more
automated fashion and probably have more of the features you really want.

If you really feel that a revision control system is what you want, take a
look at Perforce. Perforce is a commercial system, but it is free to use if
you have fewer than two users and need fewer than "five" views at once. If
this is for your own personal use, then you should be able to use it quite

Unlike Subversion, Perforce does have a command to let you completely
obliterate specific revisions of files or change lists (a change list is
like the Subversion repository revision number).


On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 1:25 AM, M. Bashir Al-Noimi <mbnoimi_at_gmx.com> wrote:

> Hi All,
> I'm planning to use SVN as backup system for my data (about 3TB), is it
> good idea?
> If yes, How I can delete a specific revision (for decreasing size of data)?
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