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Re: Network drive question

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-03-29 18:10:49 CEST

Shakespeare, Simon (Pensions) wrote:
> Hi All - I know that this is not the best practice but we share a
> networked working copy with icons enabled despite my advice to the contrary.
> Anyway - In order to attempt to get a reasonable response time I checked
> out the code onto a dedicated PC to act as a file server on the LAN in the
> hope that this would speed things up a bit. It's still pretty slow so I'm trying
> to understand what exactly Tortoise is doing to explain this behaviour.
> Browsing is acceptable but if we do anything like add a new file Tortoise slows
> down dramatically.
> I assume it's simply doing so much work across the network that it can't cope but
> any comments from anyone who's found any useful work-arounds are welcome.

When you do svn actions (commit/update/add/revert/...), then Subversion
has a lot of comparing to do (the working copy files with its base).
That requires a lot of disk access, so if your working copy is on a
network share, that of course is very slow.

Stefan

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