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IBM Rational ClearCase 7.0: Master the Tools That Monitor, Analyze, and Manage Software Configurations by Tatiana Shpichko, Marc Girod

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Native types

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?

Binary types

There are two basic native binary types: file and compressed_file. There is also one special type: binary_delta_file.

The 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 ...

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