This seems to be a likely explanation. I tried it yesterday by adding
separately files and folders (took a while), and there was never a
problem with it, and I ended the day by extracting a working copy to
my desktop. :-)

I wish all list members a
Merry Christmas and fruitful and prosperous new year.
Thanks for the wonderful correspondence in the year 2008, which is
hurrying into history.
God bless you all.

Bodvar Bjorgvinsson.

2008/12/23 Mike Feimster <mike.feimster at>:
> Bodvar,
> It appears that the transactions folder is like a staging folder. I
> could see files it in while I was committing, but it was empty when the
> commit was finished.
> Just a swag, but you might want to create a repository on your local
> drive and see if you can add the manual to that repository. Those folder
> sizes seem big (my experience is that the files take up less disk space
> in the repository than on your hard drive) but the transaction folder
> might require a lot of space to work.
> Mike
> -----Original Message-----
> From: framers-bounces at
> [mailto:framers-bounces at] On Behalf Of Bodvar
> Bjorgvinsson
> Sent: Tuesday, December 23, 2008 5:11 AM
> To: Framers List
> Subject: SVN creates a huge db
> I was doing my first real testing on SVN (TortoiseSVN) yesterday. I have
> been issued a meager 8GB space on a server (Windows 2003 Server) shared
> with another kind of database.
> I had cleaned up a set of my largest manual consisting of a several
> hundred files after deletion of all files except the main fm and book
> files and a few graphic files, all in all 250MB of files. These I
> uploaded to a new repository and imported it into the database where it
> seemed to add a lot of files fast, until, ending on the
> 'db\transactions\4-1.txn\rev', which apparently froze. After more than
> half an hour, suddenly the size sprang from some 5GB to more than 7GB
> and left me with the message: 'There is not enough space on the disk.'
> I have googled and searched some of the SVN related users lists and have
> not seen any explanation to this. This seems too bloated to be normal
> Can anyone on the list help me or explain this to me?
> Thanks beforehand,
> Bodvar Bjorgvinsson,
> Supervisor Publishing,
> Flight Ops,
> Air Atlanta Icelandic.

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