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Re: Subversion over a SAN

From: Mukund <muks_at_mukund.org>
Date: 2004-07-13 16:18:54 CEST

Hi Barry

On Tue, 2004-07-13 at 13:26, barry burnereau wrote:
> I'm planing to deploy subversion in my company.
> All the servers are using SAN (Datacore SanSymphony,
> http://www.datacore.com/products/prod_SANsymphony.asp) My question is:
> could I install subversion over it. Is it possible with the data files
> ? Is there any problem like with NFS or SMB ?

        You probably could depending on how you use it. I am not sure what
features of this product you'll be using, but you can certainly use it
on a SAN as long as only *one* node is talking to the block storage
volume and has a single filesystem on it, and you use a common Linux/BSD
filesystem.

        Subversion uses the Berkeley DB database to store its repository's
contents. I don't think any developers on this list have experience with
its operation on clustered filesystems if you're using any. Also, using
Berkeley DB on NFS is a big no-no currently (see
http://www.sleepycat.com/docs/ref/env/remote.html), so you cannot use
that for your Subversion server side. It may be okay for clients to
store their working copies though. I do not know about CIFS.

        So, as long as you have a single node using a normal native filesystem
on the block device in your SAN for the server side of things, you
should be fine.

                                Mukund

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