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RE: How to prune old versions of an artefact?

From: Grierson, David <David.Grierson_at_bskyb.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2013 09:47:49 +0000

Hi,

Short answer - it isn't possible to remove revisions of a specific file from Subversion - once it's there it's there for ever.

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/303247/how-do-i-prune-old-revisions-in-subversion

I'd question whether an artefact like you describe should be in revision control or should just be managed as a controlled object - in the same way as you might control the version of the compiler.

David.
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From: David Aldrich [mailto:David.Aldrich_at_EMEA.NEC.COM]
Sent: 15 July 2013 10:09
To: 'users_at_subversion.apache.org' (users_at_subversion.apache.org)
Subject: How to prune old versions of an artefact?
Hi
We are running a svn 1.7 server.
One of our repositories contains an artefact that is 4GB.  It consists of a set of regression test results that we want to version control.  This artefact changes infrequently - say every month or two - but it's enormous size is causing concern for IT Manager, as the svn database is slowly increasing in size.
I would like to prune very old versions of this artefact from the server's database.  I realise that pruning is not generally a good idea for a version control system, but this is an exceptional case.
What is the current status of pruning in svn, i.e. how can I do it?
Best regards
David
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