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RE: Storing large amounts of medium-sized binary files in Subversion

From: Bob Archer <Bob.Archer_at_amsi.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Aug 2010 16:33:16 -0400

> how good/bad an idea is storing large amounts of medium-sized files
> (think Yum/RPM repositories with full CentOS/EPEL releases) in
> SVN for rollback and other purposes?
> I've got the feeling that the amount of disk space consumed for
> deprecated versions alone should be preventive; making backups etc.
> unnecessarily hard.
> Are there other reasons not to do this? How would you build an
> argument
> about this? Can you make this an FAQ answer?
> Cheers,
> Andreas

I think the only issue would be storage space. But, you would need a svn dev to tell you the particulars... I think there are cases where a simple delta can't always be used for a binary file so the whole content is stored in each revision.

Received on 2010-08-09 22:33:56 CEST

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