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Re: File capacity limitation in theory in SVN

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2019 07:47:03 -0400

Redirecting this to the users@ list where it is more appropriate.

On Wed, Mar 20, 2019 at 7:33 AM sosogh <sosogh_at_126.com> wrote:

> Hi list
> There are about 1.65T , 2.72 million files ,274 thousand folders in Samba.
> It consist of any file types : txt , bin , pic , audio , video and so on .
> We are considering moving it from samba to SVN.
> And the data may grow larger and larger .
> We wonder that is there file capacity limitation in theory in SVN?
> or if the data is too large , will it cause any downgrade performance ?
> Thank you !
There are no size limits. That said ...

* Subversion is not a good choice to use as a file server for the simple
fact that you can not ever really delete anything. Do not use Subversion
unless you are doing this to have version control and to store the history
of all files forever. That is what Subversion exists to provide.

* While there are no limits on number of files or total size, when you
start adding these files and folders to your repository I would strongly
recommend that you break it up into a lot of commits and not just one
really big commit. If you do one large commit then you get a single giant
revision in the history and whenever you run commands like svn log that
look at the history it has to return this massive commit that can make
those commands not as nice to run as they are under normal circumstances.

Mark Phippard
Received on 2019-03-20 12:53:56 CET

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