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From Andy Levy <>
Subject Re: Getting started with subversion
Date Thu, 15 Jul 2010 16:42:52 GMT
On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 12:29, Bob Archer <> wrote:
>> Let's get through this one step at a time:
>> First of all, if you are trying to use Subversion just to version
>> your
>> own designs and files, you are probably better off with
>> TimeMachine.
>> It versions your files and is very simple to use. All you need is a
>> $100 USB hard drive to connect to your Mac. Remember that it isn't
>> if
>> your hard drive will fail, it is when, so the $100 investment is
>> your
>> guarantee that you won't lose your valuable work.
> Just to clarify, TimeMachine doesn't really version your file. It does a back up every
hour of any files that have changed. So, if you change the file 4 times in one hour you can't
go back to "any" of those revisions... just the last one TM backed up each hour.

Also, at the end of each week (I think - it kind of depends on how
much space you have. Regardless, it's some set time period), those
hourlies get deleted and you only have a snapshot of the end of each
day. Then just the end of each week. And when you're out of space
entirely, the weeklies start getting deleted, oldest first. You do not
have an eternal, complete history of each file with TM.

That said, I think TM is a great backup system for the average user;
it's saved me a couple times, and I really wish there was something
comparable for my XP system I have to use for work.

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