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Re: A couple thousand mp3 files (this is not spam <honest> I swear </honest>)

From: David Chapman <dcchapman_at_acm.org>
Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2016 11:21:29 -0700

On 8/13/2016 11:07 AM, Adam Jensen wrote:
> On 08/12/2016 08:56 PM, Adam Jensen wrote:
>> Here's the situation: I have ~1500 mp3 files (not pirated music), and
>> the collection is growing. The sizes range from ~100kB to ~300MB. The
>> content of these files will never change. The directory structure will
>> change, files will be moved, and new (additional) [mp3] files will be added.
> When a branch is created, are the files under revision control in the
> trunk copied to the branch (is there any duplication of files in the
> repository)?

No, the files are not copied; a rename is stored. These are "cheap
copies", and this is an advantage over simple backups - if you want to
save history using backups (per another suggestion), you need to retain
one backup per significant event. That can add up.

Subversion is most often used to store text files because it stores
intra-file deltas when content is modified. Your use case is unusual,
but as long as you don't make a lot of changes to the binary files, it
will be efficient.

     David Chapman      dcchapman_at_acm.org
     Chapman Consulting -- San Jose, CA
     Software Development Done Right.
Received on 2016-08-13 20:21:49 CEST

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