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[TSVN] Re [TSVN] Network Drives

From: Albrecht Moll <amoll_at_avat.de>
Date: 2004-10-03 15:45:15 CEST

I have been waiting for the 1.1.0 for the same reason but have noticed
recently, that I will get into problems when I use svn:externals.
This requires absolute repository-URLs and my 'same network drive' shares
have different drive letters.

For this reason I have finally tried to set up an svnserve process on my
main workstation (which acts as my repository server).
If I knew how easy this works I had tried earlier.

If you don't need authentification It's really just executing
      svnserve -d -r c:\repos
and editing svnserve.conf for
If you need authentification you only have to add a few lines more.

see http://tortoisesvn.tigris.org/docs/TortoiseSVN_en/ch03s02.html

(Btw: accessing the BDB database via file:/// with older versions on a
Win2k server _did_ work most of the time - though I _did_ have some
>Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2004 09:53:53 -0500
>From: Steve Dwire <sdwire@parkcitysolutions.com>
>Subject: [TSVN] Network Drives
>Keeping the students' *Workspaces* with their source code on a network
>drive should be *just fine*. The problem comes only when you try to put
>a BDB *Repository* on the network drive to be accessed using file:///
>If you set up a repository server using svnserve or Apache, your
>students can keep their personal source code on their respective network
>drives, and TSVN will not have a problem with it.
>>From: Michael Murray [mailto:mmurray@indigo.ie]
>>Sent: Wednesday, September 22, 2004 8:48 AM
>>To: dev@tortoisesvn.tigris.org
>>Subject: [TSVN] Network Drives
>>I plan to use TSVN with my final year student, each student has a
>>network drive that holds all their source code and is available to
>>him/her on any computer in the college. From what I have read TSVN will
>>not work.
>>Do not access a repository via the file:/// URL over a shared network
>>drive! Even if you have the network drive mounted to a drive letter! If
>>you do, your repository can (and most likely will) get corrupted and you
>>could lose all your data!
>>Can you suggest any solutions ?

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