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Migrating to SVN from zipfile-based archival. Advice?

From: Barry Callahan <barryc_at_rjlsystems.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2010 17:25:38 -0400

I've been using zipfiles to make snapshots of my development
directories. Recently, I've decided maybe a solution that's a little
more robust might be in order, so I'm looking to migrate to SVN.

I'd like a bit of advice on how to go about doing that. Perhaps even
just a sanity check.

Using the standard layout, I figured the current source would get
imported under trunk/ and each snapshot should be unzipped and imported
as a tag (eg: tags/release_x).

If I understood correctly, unlike, say, RCS, since SVN doesn't version
individual files, I guess it doesn't matter so much what order things
get imported in. Right?

If I follow this course of action, would I end up being penalized in
terms of disk usage or performance over some other, preferred method?

Is the SVN server smart enough to realize that, even if I follow this
course of action, that


are all the same file with minor (if any) differences?

Received on 2010-06-10 23:27:35 CEST

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