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unversioned properties on SVN and size limitations?

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Is there a limitation in size on the property value that can be set? Any scalability traps to be aware of (i.e. non-linear increase in time due to increase in size of the property value)? I tried a 4Mb property, seems to work fine...

posted Aug 12, 2014 by Garima Jain

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One thing to be aware of is that properties were never designed to be large. Property values are always transmitted in full text between client and server (i.e., they're not compressed); they're stored in full text in the repository (not deltified the way file contents are). So the more large properties you have, and the more often you modify them, the less efficient your repository will be, in terms of storage requirements and network bandwidth.

So while you should be able to store a 2 gig property value, I really, really recommend not to do that.

answer Aug 12, 2014 by Naveena Garg
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