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From Paul Hammant <>
Subject Re: File capacity limitation in theory in SVN
Date Wed, 20 Mar 2019 12:33:27 GMT

I've tested Subversion up to 4TB myself (one repo), with the intention of
using with it for corporate file
sync. That is still a work in progress, as it happens.

- Paul

On Wed, Mar 20, 2019 at 11:53 AM Mark Phippard <> wrote:

> Redirecting this to the users@ list where it is more appropriate.
> On Wed, Mar 20, 2019 at 7:33 AM sosogh <> 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.
> --
> Thanks
> Mark Phippard

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