ClearCase native element type managers differ mostly in the way they use source and cleartext containers: the former are used for storing the data, and the latter for presenting it (this of the selected version only) to the user or her tools. Do the two need to differ at all? Can multiple versions share a common source container? And what are the implications in terms of performance and storage?
There are two basic native binary types:
compressed_file. There is also one special type:
file type uses the
whole_copy type manager. Elements of this type actually have no cleartext containers: every version is stored integrally in a new source container.
Note from the following output that both container ...