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Re: Subversion on a large repository

From: Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 20:10:43 -0800

On Feb 14, 2008, at 9:38 AM, Vishnu Venkatesan wrote:

> Hi,
> I am in the process of evaluating subversion for hosting a
> repository of about 10,000+ files with a size of 2 GB that can
> change at least 10% everyday.
> Can anyone please let me know if there are any references of
> subversion deployment with such large repository with FSFS or
> Berkeley DB.
> Some of the things that I am looking for
> 1. What would be the advantages of using one over the other (FSFS vs
> Berkeley DB)
> 2. Any specific limitations
> 3. How much scalable the repository would be -- for about 100-200
> concurrent commits

Look at the KDE and Apache repositories for large public repositories:


I recommend using fsfs. Check the svn book for the differences
between fsfs and BDB.

When you say concurrent, you truly mean concurrently? As in 100-200
commits per second?


Blair Zajac, Ph.D.
CTO, OrcaWare Technologies
Subversion training, consulting and support
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