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Re: Delete *for real* from a repository

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 11:44:24 -0400

On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 11:32, Florian Weimer <fweimer_at_bfk.de> wrote:
> * Les Mikesell:
>> Something that can only grow infinitely just does not seem well designed
>> for real world use, even if in practice it often works out for a while.
> Are there repositories out there which regularly prune history due to
> size concerns?  I haven't seen a single public repository doing that,
> even with systems where this is somewhat easier than with Subversion.
> On the other hand, if you could prune history easily, you'd open up
> many additional scenarios (using Subversion as a replacement for an
> ordinary distributed file system etc.).  But such applications aren't
> typically in the focus of version control systems.

If one could easily prune history, my auditors & management would
start having major concerns about our use of Subversion and throw even
more controls on things than we already have.

My repositories are trivially small compared to the 128GB database
which has, amongst its many tables, a single table that consumes
120GB. No one *ever* talks about "pruning" that data.


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