Building a tool to make the process automated

Ken Bloom kbloom at
Wed Jun 13 00:28:27 CEST 2007

On Tuesday 12 June 2007 05:09:40 pm Martin Fick wrote:
> --- Lois Desplat <lois.desplat at> wrote:
> > Under SVN, how do you make sure that the repository
> > does not grow too large over the years? I would
> > assume that after a few years, you might want to
> > just keep a monthly granularity of your backups so
> > as to reduce the size of the repository?
> svnadmin will allow you to prune your repo.
> > I do not know how to handle deletion though. When
> > you delete a file, is it possible to delete all its
> > version information too. I know it is very hard
> > to not possible to do in Bazaar, how about in SVN?
> Again, svnadmin will allow you to do this, but as Eric
> mentioned, I would certainly not want this to be
> automatic, after all it seems like that would mostly
> defeat the purpose of this tool.

How exactly does one do this with svnadmin? Are they both a matter of 
dump/reload with some kind of editing to the dump file in between?


Ken Bloom. PhD candidate. Linguistic Cognition Laboratory.
Department of Computer Science. Illinois Institute of Technology.
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