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From Andy Levy <>
Subject Re: Network repository
Date Fri, 19 Feb 2010 11:13:12 GMT
On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 10:12, Vicky Chester <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm looking at setting up an SVN repository using apache. I'd like to be
> able to put the repository folder onto a shared network drive and have
> apache run on a separate PC. The network drive gets backed up every night
> whereas the PC doesn't, hense the split.
> When I've been looking round how to setup apache and subversion I'm getting
> conflicting views on whether to do this; some are saying that it's better if
> the repository is local to the PC apache is on. Can anyone confirm whether
> this is a bad idea or not? I have it working but I'm not sure whether it'll
> be stable long term.

It's not a good idea to keep the repository separate from the server.
Run your server on server-grade hardware with a server-grade OS and
proper storage - not on a PC with a mapped network drive.

You can easily run Subversion in a relatively small VM with storage
located on a SAN (which will appear as a local drive to the OS and
applications running on it) unless you've got a very large number of
users/amount of traffic.

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