Re: Subversion Histroy question
From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2010a_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2010 08:44:33 -0600
On Jan 6, 2010, at 06:28, Andreas Hoegger wrote:
> We have been using SVN for years. Our repositories raised in size over the years. To get our repositories easier to maintain/backup we are looking for a possibility to get rid of unused old revisions.
You could commit 9000 empty revisions to the new empty repository before you load the dumpfile. But either way the new repository is not the same as the old one, and therefore has a new UUID, and therefore all clients will need to check out new working copies (and will not be able to commit anymore from their existing working copies) regardless of whether you renumber revisions or not.
Deleting old revisions will also not necessarily save you space. It may in fact make your repository larger. The standard advice is not to attempt this procedure. See also the various prior requests for an "svnadmin obliterate" function which may have more information.
> Is there a bug request concerning this problem?
I don't think it's considered a bug.
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