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Binary files in CCM - how are they handled when creating baseline?


Kevin Lou (311924) | asked Nov 29 '13, 3:46 p.m.
 My understanding is that in RTC, for binary file, each new version is just another copy of the file. Then what about the baseline? For example, if my stream contains some binary files. Then does it mean each time when I create a baseline, those binary files will be duplicated in database? And what about I create a new stream (branch)?

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Geoffrey Clemm (30.1k23035) | answered Nov 30 '13, 11:34 a.m.
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There is no copying of files or versions involved when you create a baseline or a stream ... they are just pointers to existing internal change history data structures.   So you should not worry about any storage costs associated with new baselines or streams.

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Kevin Lou commented Dec 06 '13, 11:54 a.m.

Geoffrey, Thanks for your quick answer. Good to know that baseline/stream don't duplicate the binary files. I have another question though - do you know how much space is needed for each baseline, say I have a component which has 100k source files.  

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