• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

Chapter 7. Managing Version Control > Version Control and File Extensions

Version Control and File Extensions

When versioning is enabled on a folder, making a change to any file in the folder causes a backup of the original file to be made. For certain types of files, however, this can be overkill. If you configured Word, for example, to create a backup file each time it saved a document, there would be no need to enable versioning on the backup file, since the original is already being saved. Similarly, you might not want to version streaming video or database files, as these files can be quite large, and making versions of them can quickly consume disk space.

Sitespring lets you configure the versioning system to ignore files with particular extensions. By default, Sitespring ignores the extensions .bak, .ddd, .lck, .log, and .tmp. Any file named with an extension that has been configured to be excluded will not have versions created, even if it is located in a folder that has versioning enabled. This means that when a file gets modified or deleted, a copy of the original file does not get put in the _revisions folder. Since these files do not have versioning enabled, you are at risk for losing them if they are overwritten or deleted.


PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint