Mercurial has an extension called Largefiles, which allows storing large files outside of the normal history to decrease needed bandwidth for clones and pulls. Large files are stored in a central location and you fetch them only when you need them. Largefiles extension supports by design storing files in the same location as the main repository hosting server. It can be workaround by configuring a web server to redirect largefiles request to some other URL, but this solution does not provide sufficient flexibility. The Project goal is to allow user to specify remote server where large files are stored. Instead of downloading all files from the the main repository, client would download them from remote store, which could greatly decrease load from the main server. Remote store can live anywhere on the web e. g. in the cloud, so connection among clients and the store should be secure.




  • Sean Farley
  • Mathiasdm