Storing big files in a VCS repository

Andreas Niederl rico32 at
Wed Jan 24 02:44:52 CET 2007


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.

I don't know about version control systems suited for large binary files
but I've recently read a message[1] on the Mercurial mailinglist which
describes an approach for this.

You would have to implement it yourself though.



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