[cvsnt] Truncating CVS repository

Arthur Barrett arthur.barrett at march-hare.com
Wed Jan 16 18:59:23 GMT 2008

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> Our CVS repository has now grown to over 100 GB 
> and this is becoming unmanageable.  

In what was is it unmanageable.  Eg: wont fit on a backup tape anymore,
too slow when doing xyz?

> Is there any way to truncate the older 
> versions from the CVS repository.  Any 
> help is gratefully received.  Btw I am a 
> complete CVS novice.

There are some things, however:
A) we do not recommend them - there is usually nothing 'wrong' with
having a 'large' repository
B) the things we could suggest are not suitable to suggest to a
'complete CVS novice' - they are dangerous and for critical situations
by experienced system admins only.


Arthur Barrett

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