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Re: svnsync - practical applications and plans

From: David Summers <david_at_summersoft.fay.ar.us>
Date: 2006-08-27 23:19:25 CEST

On Sun, 27 Aug 2006, Max Bowsher wrote:

> Paul Cameron wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I'm not sure if this should be posted to the users or dev alias, please
>> let me know if not appropriate for the dev list.
>> I look forward to the new svnsync feature in 1.4. I see immediate
>> applications for repository backup via replication.
>> I feel another
>> interesting application would be for remote offices to perform all
>> 'non-commit' operations (log, update, etc.) against a local, replicated
>> server and commits against the remote, central server. The obvious
>> benefit would be much improved performance for non-commit operations
>> instigated from the remote offices. I believe this capability would
>> require clients that support two urls for the same repository. Is this
>> feasible and/or planned, or am I way off base here?
> That's actually a pretty interesting idea, though I'd submit the
> alternate design of the client only having one URL, and having the
> server either 'passing through' write operations to the upstream server,
> or issuing some sort of 'referral' to the client informing it to re-try
> against a different server.
> My reasons for the alternate suggestion are:
> 1. Simplified user experience, they do not have to specify two URLs that
> must match.
> 2. Gives read-only server a hint that it should be looking for new
> changes to sync.

This would be EXTREMELY helpful in my situation as I've got a 2 - 3 GB
repository that is being used across the Internet, sometimes with big
(200-300 MB) updates. If we could set some property on a slave repository
that would re-direct clients to commit to the main repository then that
would be ideal.

Is this something that would be hard to implement? Something that would
be a great feature for 1.5?

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