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

From: David Weintraub <qazwart_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2010 19:07:08 -0400

On Mon, Aug 9, 2010 at 1:04 PM, Andreas Kotes <count-linux_at_flatline.de> wrote:
> Hello,
> 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?

The big problem with Subversion is that you cannot (easily) remove
information once it is in the repository. Yes, I know that binaries
are stored in delta format, but each revision takes up a ton of room

I found it better to use a release manager for storing releases. We
used Nexus (which is really for Maven, but you can use it for other
purposes). This way, we can easily remove obsolete revisions and use
the web interface to search and download releases we need.

David Weintraub
Received on 2010-08-11 01:07:48 CEST

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