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Re: WC permissions

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2003-12-10 17:14:08 CET

Ryan Hunt wrote:

> I would like to know this too as it is becoming more and more essential
> that all users of my repository use the same WC. My full WC is
> currently 200GB and scheduled to be 5TB within 6-9 months. This will be
> impossible to maintain more than a couple of WCs.


Working copies are intended to be limited to a single user, and not just for the
obvious umask reasons; this is true for CVS just as much as it is for subversion.

For one thing, WC's are supposed to be on a local (not mapped) drive; are all of
your users accessing this massive WC from a single computer with this WC stored
locally to that machine?

Secondly, I would seriously doubt that subversion will scale to 5TB WC's (not to
mention what this means the repository must look like).

I'm guessing you have large binary files that you are trying to maintain as
multiple versions (correct me if I'm wrong). Unless the differences between
versions are themselves significant (as opposed to just being able to extract
any given version), there is little functionality that Subversion can provide
for you (IMHO). I'd have to say a NAS/SAN with online snapshots is probably
more likely to fit your actual needs.


John Peacock
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