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From Bob Archer <>
Subject RE: Getting started with subversion
Date Thu, 15 Jul 2010 16:29:09 GMT
> 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.

> You can also use Dropbox ( which is free for 2Gb
> of
> space (which is quite a bit more than you realize). Dropbox
> versions
> your files, and has some great collaboration features that allow to
> share files with other users.

Now this is true. They save revisions for 30 days. If you have a pro-account you can add Pack-Rat
for $40 a year and they will save all revisions forever.

from the dropbox help:

"Dropbox saves a history of all deleted and previous versions of files for 30 days for all
Dropbox accounts by default. If you have the Pack-Rat add-on, Dropbox saves those files for
as long as you have the Pack-Rat add-on. With Pack-Rat, you never have to worry about losing
an old version of a file."


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