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Re: Repository Configuration Question

From: Tom Mornini <tmornini_at_infomania.com>
Date: 2005-02-14 21:06:45 CET

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I've voted with 1 repository per project.

If a repository with 1,000 projects in it gets hosed, you'd lose 1,000
projects.

If a repository with 1 project in it gets hosed, you'd lose 1 project.

Even with backups, do you want the developers of 999 projects waiting
while you
restore a repository to fix an issue with 1?

On Feb 14, 2005, at 10:21 AM, dkrobbins@micron.com wrote:

> My company recently selected Subversion as our new source code control
> tool. We have several hundred developers spread around dozens of
> departments. I've been playing around with the tool and I am starting
> to understand some of the basic functions. However, I'm not getting a
> good feel for how the repositories should be configured. I am thinking
> of setting the repositories up like
> svn\repositories\<department>\<group>, for example:
>
> svn\repositories\mfg\group1
>         projectA
>                 trunk
>                 branches
>                 tags
>         projectB
>                 trunk
>                 branches
>                 tags
>
> One question is should projectA and B be repositories or just
> subdirectories under the group1 repository? Project A & B do not need
> to share files, so I would initially say repositories, but if we did
> that company wide, we'd have thousands of repositories. Should that be
> a concern? If we go with them as subdirectories, then our concern is
> that we have repositories with thousands of revisions, which might
> confuse users (the revision of my project changed, but I didn't make a
> change) and be inefficient.
>
> One other question that came up is whether or not hosting the
> repositories on Windows is a bad idea or not? Most of our experience
> is with Windows servers, so we are leaning that way. However, if there
> are performance and stability issues on that platform, our minds could
> be changed.
>
> Any other tips, tricks, or advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
>
> -Dan 
>
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- -- Tom Mornini

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