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From Ben Reser <...@reser.org>
Subject Re: Update-Only Checkout Enhancement
Date Wed, 11 Dec 2013 18:24:24 GMT
On 12/11/13 9:47 AM, Les Mikesell wrote:
> Within reasonable limits it doesn't cost anything more to send more
> network traffic.   But the cost of client disks scales up by the
> number of clients.   Sometimes you can get by mounting a network disk
> into all the clients, but then performance suffers, especially with
> windows clients.

Network traffic has scaling costs just like storage space.  If we'd made the
decision to not store pristines and you had to go to the server for pristine
copies then the discussion here would be reversed.  Someone would be asking why
we don't just store pristines and pointing out how disk space is cheap compared
to the cost of converting their entire network to have more capacity.  Can't
make everyone happy all the time.

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