[darcs-users] Darcs as synchronizaion system and huge files.

Kari Hoijarvi hoijarvi at seas.wustl.edu
Tue Oct 14 18:37:22 UTC 2008

Lavir the Whiolet wrote:
> I have a collection of huge files and 3 computers. Currently the 
> collection is stored in 1 computer. Other 2 computers can "meet" with 
> this one once a week only. I want to make this collection accessible 
> in those 2 computers too. Can I use Darcs to synchronize the copies of 
> the collection in all 3 computers? Will deleted files still occupy 
> disk space (please remember that they are huge)?
I'm synchronizing about 2300 files, patches folder containing about 10 
MB and pristine tree size about 50 MB. But my files are not huge, only 
max 4MB. I have no speed problems, but you should benchmark your own use 
case yourself.

To my surprise, darcs 1.0.9 does not delete files from patches folder 
when you obliterate them. [developers, comment this please]. But you can 
delete the patch files if you dare, or you can pull the old repo into a 
new, empty repo.


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