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From Mark Phippard <>
Subject Re: large db/revs files
Date Tue, 04 Jun 2013 16:45:28 GMT
On Tue, Jun 4, 2013 at 7:30 AM, Andre Harper <> wrote:
> Hi, all –
> I am not subscribed and would appreciate being explicitly Cc:ed in any
> responses.
> I am on a team that began using subversion near the end of last year.
> As a part of our process, we tag each successful run of our systems.
> This can mean thousands of tags for certain systems every six months.
> We’re having an issue with the db/revs directory size, which for all
> our projects currently exceeds 289G.  We only use relatively small
> working directories containing less than a meg of text files; no
> binary files.
> In the archives, I found a mention that the db/revs directories are
> populated using xdelta, but there didn’t appear to be a solution to
> large file sizes at time
> [
> ].  I was hoping someone may have found a work-around or solution.
> Would someone be able to:
> 1)      suggest how to avoid this in the future
> 2)      suggest how to reduce the current large files (if possible)

1. Upgrade to 1.8 when it is available.

2. Dump and load your repository

3. Figure out what to do with all of the free disk space you suddenly have.



Mark Phippard

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