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Re: Shared drive vs Subversion server

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2005_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2005-11-29 13:08:10 CET

On Nov 29, 2005, at 07:03, Bernhard.Rusch@blum.com wrote:

> we were just starting to use subversion in our shop, and we are
> experiencing the following problems:
> We aren't using any server process, we just have got our
> repositories on a
>
> shared network drive. Works fine as long as we are in the same domain.
> Another domain is connected to this domain using vpn. First idea
> was to
> use the same approach and map the network drive to the other guys,
> but it
> is dead slow (~20 minutes for a Checkout of 18 MB).
> Do you expect the performance to be any better if we were using a
> dedicated server, are there any documents / stats to back this up ?
>
> The latency is very bad, especially it seems that Subversion is
> copying
> over all the files one by one, and this is very much overhead over the
> shared drive.
> It would be much faster if we were just copying them all in one, but I
> guess this is no possibility ?

I think you'll be better off if you use a proper Subversion server,
be it svnserve, apache2, or svn+ssh. If you don't need a secure
connection, which you might not in an intranet situation, then I've
heard that svnserve is the fastest.

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