On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 2:29 AM, Sujee Maniyam <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Hi guys
> I am keeping a database dump in git.
>    uncompressed db.sql    - size : 41M
>    compressed  db.sql.gz  - size : 4M

Are these the sizes of the .git directory when storing the files?  Is
it after running git gc?  Git also compresses files so I wouldn't
expect the db.sql to stay that big once committed.  How big does the
.git directory grow after committing multiple versions of db.sql?

> I am trying to figure out which format to use.   Gzippd version is
> smaller, but  I am not sure if git can save only the deltas thus
> keeping the repository lean.  Text format is big, but the deltas are
> easier to figure out and ongoing deltas can keep the repository small.

I was considering git for archiving large source data files in a
similar way, so I'm interested if this works for you.

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