Storing big files in a VCS repository
mogulguy at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 16 02:37:31 CET 2007
--- Adam Compton <comptona at gmail.com> wrote:
> Joerg Lange wrote:
> > Hi vcs-home,
> > what do you do when you want to store "big" files,
> like MP3 or even Video
> > Files in a VCS? When using subversion, it would
> duplicate the space
> > demand
> > in the Working Directory, so a video of 600 MB
> would suddenly occupy
> > 1.2 GB.
> > Are there any ways to get around this? Not using
> subversion as far as I
> > know.
> > Best regards,
> > Joerg
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> Hi Joerg,
> Files that are large, binary, poorly-compressible,
> and which rarely
> change are generally not stored in Subversion, for
> exactly the reason
> you describe.
> If you are concerned about automatic backups or
> versioning, the perhaps
> CVS would be a good choice.
I don't think CVS is great solution for all of its
warts. Since I would consider CVS a hack, you could
just go with the hack of pruning out the second copy
until you need it, your choice which one.
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