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Re: FAQ: svn advocacy / advice

From: Ivan Zhakov <chemodax_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-11-11 15:28:05 CET

On 11/10/05, Kean Johnston <jkj@sco.com> wrote:
> > I have recently moved my company to Subversion from SourceSafe.
> > 200-300 full time developers, for the most part on Windows. We have
> > big products with long history. And Subversion deals very nice. There
> Thanks thats a useful data point.
> > PS: If you interested we decide to use BDB as backend.
> Can I ask why? Seems like everyone is favouring fsfs these
> days.
Our arguments was:
1) BDB is faster in our case. We have 2-4 gb repositories, 20-50k
revisions, much binary data, big commits and heavy load.
2) BDB is transactional database, so any fail should be fixed by
transaction rollback.
3) BDB looks more tested.
4) FSFS have long post-commit phase -- this could produce timeout
problems on big commits
5) FSFS was much slower over HTTP/DAV
6) Initialy we planned to use Windows server so storing 50k files in
one directory would cause performance degradation. Anyway after
testing we switched to Linux server.

Ivan Zhakov
Received on Fri Nov 11 15:32:07 2005

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