[metrics-bugs] #33692 [Internal Services/Service - git]: Add Git repository containing lots of large files

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#33692: Add Git repository containing lots of large files
 Reporter:  karsten                          |          Owner:  tor-gitadm
     Type:  task                             |         Status:  new
 Priority:  Medium                           |      Milestone:
Component:  Internal Services/Service - git  |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                           |     Resolution:
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Comment (by irl):

 One option would be to use git-annex, with web remotes. You would create a
 git-annex repository and commit the smaller files to it to be version
 controlled as normal. For larger files, you would upload them to your
 people.torproject.org space and then include them using the web special


 This would allow the large files to be fetched with only their metadata
 stored in the git repository. If at a later time we support git-annex on
 the gitolite, you'd only have one command to run to migrate it into the
 gitolite setup.

 You might want to play with git-annex a bit locally before you try to
 upload things, but joeyh has made a bunch of easy to follow tutorials.

 It's possible to use git-annex with a git LFS remote, so if we update
 gitolite in the future then we can stop relying on the people.tpo files.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/33692#comment:3>
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