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Confusion on data versioning

  Asked By: Grace    Date: Aug 10    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 876

I am still confused on whether minor versioning is delta or full. We
need to understand this as it could have a profound impact on database
sizing depending on how many versions we allow.

At this point I believe 1 version is the full version, while all other
versions (major/minor…whatever) are smaller. Approximately how much
smaller are the other versions as a percentage?

It is just that the minor versions store only the changes in XML?



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Jonathan Scott     Answered On: Aug 10

Whether a major or a minor  version, every version  is a full  copy of the
file. There are no deltas.

Answer #2    Answered By: Asia Meyers     Answered On: Aug 10

It is a FULL version, whether minor  or major.

Answer #3    Answered By: Shelley Reese     Answered On: Aug 10

Somewhere I read that the minor  versions are drafts and the major
versions are actually revisions. Could someone explain if this is
what is being discussed?

Answer #4    Answered By: Omar Arnold     Answered On: Aug 10

When you turn on versioning  you have a choice of either using just
simple numbers 1,2,3,etc or Major and minor  versioning where the numbers
are 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.0 etc. If the site is a publishing site then the
approval process uses Major/Minor versioning automatically and treats
Minor versions  as drafts and Major versions as published documents
awaiting approval. Checking in a Minor version  won't start the approval
process automatically, but Publishing a Major version will. The
confusion is that you can use major/minor versioning with or without
using publishing. When used with publishing there is additional
terminology that goes with the versions like draft, published, revision,

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