On 9/17/10 1:23 AM, Gary wrote:
> Johnathan wrote:
>> There's not much that Subversion cannot run on.
> No, sure :) I was really looking for hints as to what general properties
> a server should have. For example I would suspect that CPU speed isn't
> much of an issue because actually the server is only "active"
> occasionally, whereas storage reliability would be a major
> requirement. Like I said, I have my own ideas but was interested in
> others' input as well.
Yes, subversion isn't picky about where it runs, so choose hardware/os based on
other requirements. If you don't have a huge number of users, performance
probably won't be a big issue anyway but RAM is cheap so get plenty and so are
disks so make sure you have a reliable raid set and some way to back it up.
> If it should be Linux, BSD, whatever, is less of an issue because we
> already have sooooo many variations in use *rolls eyes*
Again, running subversion isn't the thing to drive this choice. If you want to
pay for support get a platform where you can (Red Hat, Collabnet). If you
don't, either get something similar (Centos, subversion from the rpmforge
repository), or any popular platform that has well maintained package updates
(maybe Ubuntu), or anything where you have local expertise. You'd probably want
Ubuntu's LTS version if you go that route so you don't have to do major upgrades
frequently on your server.
Received on 2010-09-17 15:09:48 CEST