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Re: Problem: No locks on network drive

From: Ulrich Eckhardt <eckhardt_at_satorlaser.com>
Date: 2006-06-19 08:17:22 CEST

On Saturday 17 June 2006 13:45, Klaus Rogall wrote:
> I created a SVN repository on a network drive. When connecting with a
> client I get an error because SVN can't create a lock file. (Doing the
> same on a local drive works fine, so it's definitly the network drive).
>
> A possible solution would be to seperate the locks (and other
> administration files) from the repository data.

You mean, like every user has their own local directory where they put
lockfiles? The very idea of lockfiles is that they coordinate access to a
resource that can't be accessed concurrently. In order to do that in the most
secure way, these lockfiles must be on the very same disk that the locked
files are on, so while what you ask for is possible, it would break the
effectiveness of these lockfiles and the data integrity of Subversion.

> My Question: is there a possibility to tell the SVN server to put the
> lock files to a seperate place (on local drive). Or the other way: can I
> create a repository on a local file, but configure the SVN server or the
> repository in a way that the server expect the repository data files on
> another location (network drive)? Are there any parameters I can user or
> configurations I can do ("svnserve.conf" or anywhere else)?

The typical advise is to simply not do that. Instead of serving the repository
itself via a network filesystem, start svnserve to serve the repository via
the svn protocol.

Uli

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